The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe.
Be sure to check this site for fourth-quarter survey results on December 13, 2011.

SEPTEMBER 2011 RESULTS

62 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Releases
(GLOBAL CFO SURVEY: Recession Not Imminent, But Other Fears Linger) [pdf format]

Summary of Key Results
Tables of Key Numbers (US) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Europe) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Asia not including China) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (China) [pdf file]

Optimism Index


Detailed Results
United States Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip file]
Europe Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
Asia (not including China) Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
China Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]

 

Actual Survey Questions

United States [html file]
Europe [html file]
Asia and China [html file]

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

Dubai Eye Radio
Interview with John Graham
June 22

National Public Radio
Jobs Numbers May Point to Faltering Economy
June 3

WUNC
CFO Optimism Not as Strong
June 9

North Carolina News Network
CFOs See Cloudy Economic Forecast
June 13

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March 2011 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Barron’s
What CFOs Can Teach Investors About Stocks
November 9

Forbes.com
Clues in Capital Spending
September 28

Wall Street Journal
Survey: Financial Chiefs Don't See Double-Dip, But Pessimism Up
September 13

Wall Street Journal
CFOs Don’t Foresee Double-Dip, but Pessimism Rises
September 13

Wall Street Journal
CFO Ledger: Survey of the Day
September 14

FINS
US and Europe Hiring to Stall, Asia to Boom, Survey Forecasts
September 13

ITBusinessEdge.com
IT Hiring: A Tale of Two Surveys
September 13

TechJournal
Recession Not Likely, But CFOs Pessimistic About Economy
September 13

Triangle Business Journal
Duke Survey: CFOs More Pessimistic
September 13

Durham Herald Sun
Duke Survey: Majority of Business Leaders Not Concerned About Double-Dip Recession
September 13

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