CEO Survey 2012: The Year of Living Hesitantly


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Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Economic Conditions and Business Priorities
      • "It's the Economy, Stupid"
      • The Priority Is Still Growth
      • Risks Abound, but Technology Isn't Top of Mind
      • Business Investment Intentions โ€” Down but Not Out
      • Technology-Enabled Business Capabilities โ€” Nexus Trends Are Rising
    • Growth, Strategy, Talent and Innovation
      • Emerging Markets Growth โ€” Fast but Not So Easy
      • Talent Management Action: Is the Scattergun Working?
      • The Innovation Management Glass Is Half Full
      • Strategic Change Wants a Money Mentor
    • Strategic Information
      • CEOs Know What Tactical Information They Want
      • Too Many CEOs Don't Know What Strategic Information They'll Need
    • The CIO's Performance, Position and Future
      • The CIO's Organization Delivers Productivity but Not Channel Shift
      • When CIOs Report to the CEO or CFO, the Reason Is Clear
      • The CIO's Future: Somebody Else Is Head of IT
    • Competitive Advantage Using IT
      • Who's the King of IT Exploitation?
    • Media Tablet End Piece
      • Implications and Actions
    • Appendix
  • Recommended Reading
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