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Studies, Surveys, Reports

Leading Through Connections: Insights from the Global Chief Executive Officer Study
This 68-page study was published by IBM in 2012, as part of IBM’s ongoing CEO C-Suite Studies. The report is based on face-to-face conversations with over 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries.
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The New Value Integrator: Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study
This eight-page executive summary was published by IBM in 2010.
The New Value Integrator: Insights from the Global Chief Financial Officer Study
This 68-page study, published by IBM in 2010, is based on conversations with over 1,900 CFOs worldwide.
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The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future: Insights from the Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study
This 72-page study, published by IBM, is based on face-to-face conversations with nearly 400 supply chain executives worldwide.
Manufacturing Resurgence: A Must for U.S. Prosperity
This report addresses the large trade deficit and other U.S. economic developments stemming from a weakened manufacturing sector. The 40-page study, the third in a series, identifies underlying issues and specific recommendations for achieving a resurgence of U.S. production.
A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth
This 16-page document, published by the National Association of Manufacturers, sets forth a four-point plan that addresses investment, trade, the workforce and innovation in the United States. The plan’s intent is to address policy not politics in its blueprint for economic growth.
Plant Business Outlook: 2012: Investing in the Future
This report analyzes the third consecutive survey of senior manufacturing executives from across Canada. The 24-page document reveals their challenges, investment intentions and overall mood going into the next three years.
State of Advanced Manufacturing: A Canadian Perspective
This research report focuses on emerging trends; investment in production, research and development (R&D) facilities; innovation trends and strategies; and Best-in-Class analysis in the advanced manufacturing sector in Canada.