Report archive

See how CEOs' confidence, outlook and business strategies have evolved over the years in our archive of CEO Survey reports, from 2007 to 2016.

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19th Annual Global CEO Survey (2016)

We explore what CEOs are doing to address wider stakeholder expectations and redefining business success in a changing world.

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18th Annual Global CEO Survey (2015)

It’s clear that in 2015, disruptive change will affect all global markets. But while CEOs are less confident overall about the prospects for the global economy, many believe that there are significant opportunities for their own business to grow.

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17th Annual Global CEO Survey (2014)

The global economic recovery continues to be fragile, but with immediate pressures easing. CEOs are feeling more optimistic and gradually switching from survival mode to growth mode.

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16th Annual Global CEO Survey (2013)

As economic volatility and disruption escalated to unprecedented levels, risks that once seemed improbable, and even remote, became the norm. Explore the strategies CEOs adopted to survive and thrive in this turbulent environment.

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15th Annual Global CEO Survey (2012)

In 2012, CEOs faced rising uncertainty in the global economy, as developed economies struggled to sustain recoveries. Yet we found a growing sense of preparedness and a surprising optimism among the CEOs we spoke to.

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14th Annual Global CEO Survey (2011)

Just two years after the depths of the worst economic crisis in 75 years, CEOs showed a renewed sense of optimism. This survey explores where CEOs saw growth coming in 2011 and just how they planned to achieve it.

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13th Annual Global CEO Survey (2010)

Following the worst recession many business leaders had ever seen, our 13th Annual Global CEO Survey found some global CEOs shifting from crisis mode to a growth agenda, while others cast a wary eye on new regulations and the volatile consumer.

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12th Annual Global CEO Survey (2009)

Amidst a confusing haze of risks, regulations and recovery packages, our 12th Annual Global CEO Survey explored how company leaders determined strategies to lead to success once the economic fog had cleared.

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11th Annual Global CEO Survey (2008)

In the 11th Annual Global CEO Survey, we examined the top threats to business growth and the impact of an increasingly connected world on the way in which companies worked, grew, dealt with risk and ultimately achieved business success.

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10th Annual Global CEO Survey (2007)

In this anniversary issue, we looked at trends gathered from CEO insights during the first 10 years of the survey, including the importance of anticipating change and developing corporate flexibility to exploit global trends.