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Creating Competitive Advantage in a Networked Economy
Sponsored by Ariba
August 13, 2012
In a networked environment, companies that know how to collaborate efficiently can boost both their productivity and their profits. This report, based on more than a dozen in-depth interviews, explores exactly how companies like Intel and Home Depot … more »
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CFOs' quest to support growth in a challenging recovery
Sponsored by American Express
May 15, 2012
With their expectations for economic growth tempered by a slow-burning economic recovery, CFOs around the world are planning to invest judiciously this year, even tapping their long-accumulating cash reserves. In the fifth annual American … more »
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Global CFOs on the Art of Constructive Change
Sponsored by KPMG
October 03, 2011
To adapt to an increasingly cutthroat environment, growth-starved companies are hungrily reaching into new territory. More than ever, finance functions are reinventing themselves to escort their companies through this unknown terrain. How can … more »
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Sponsored by KPMG
May 18, 2011
Through two global surveys among senior finance executives at consumer markets companies, this report examines the current state of consumer businesses and profitability in the wake of the economic downturn and recent events in the Middle East and … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 17, 2011
The world is finally in the grips of an economic recovery--or is it? As this study reveals, there are actually two very different recoveries underway, which is why finance executives in mature economies and those in emerging markets have to … more »
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Opportunities and Obstacles for the Expanding Finance Function
Sponsored by KPMG
April 05, 2011
Through a global survey of over 400 senior finance executives, this research program reveals the agenda for companies' finance teams--both within the finance department and their relationships with other parts of the enterprise. We infer that … more »
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Sponsored by Ariba
March 01, 2011
As an economic recovery dawns, finance executives are now getting a clear view of how the downturn has reshaped their businesses. In their drive to reduce both costs and risks, many companies forged partnerships aimed at improving efficiency or … more »
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CIOs and CFOs Diverge on Roles, but Agree on Need for Improvement
Sponsored by Oracle
January 14, 2010
It's no surprise that finance and IT executives' views differ on their roles in the planning process. New research from IDG Research Services, CFO Research Services and Oracle suggests that both sides agree there is room for improvement. Read this … more »
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CFOs and CIOs weigh in
Sponsored by Oracle
January 14, 2010
With the downturn drawing to a close, companies are redirecting their focus from survival to long-term strategic planning for growth. Yet, many organizations are at risk of failing to achieve the goals of their strategic plans. New research from CFO … more »
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Now more than ever, companies are turning to their 401(k) plan to help employees save for retirement, enhance corporate reputation, and contribute to the long-term financial success of the business, according to our survey of senior finance executives.
Sponsored by Charles Schwab
August 13, 2008
Now more than ever, companies are turning to their 401(k) plan to help employees save for retirement, enhance corporate reputation, and contribute to the long-term financial success of the business, according to our survey of senior finance … more »
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How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy?
Sponsored by American Express
July 01, 2008
How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy? We surveyed and interviewed senior finance executives around the world to gain a … more »
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This white paper examines what steps CFOs are taking toward a new kind of risk management, which we refer to as “strategic risk management.”
January 09, 2008
This white paper examines what steps CFOs are taking toward a new kind of risk management, which we refer to as “strategic risk management.” This is not just a program of expanded audits, as some ERM efforts have become. Instead, strategic risk … more »
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This report examines the role that CFOs and the finance function play in achieving the execution of business strategy.
January 03, 2008
In the winter of 2005-06, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) executed a research program in North America and Europe to examine the role that CFOs and the finance function play in achieving the execution of business strategy. In … more »
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Senior finance executives seek a greater role in planning business strategy--both at the corporate and business unit levels.
January 03, 2008
In March 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore the role that senior finance executives play in developing and managing corporate strategy. We also sought to explore the role of technology … more »
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Recent changes in the C-suite and companies’ external environment have thrust the CFO into a new and expanded role in which finance teams are revisiting this issue of alignment.
January 03, 2008
Recent changes in the C-suite and companies’ external environment have thrust the CFO into a new and expanded role in which finance teams are revisiting this issue of alignment. Increasingly, investors have little tolerance for companies that cannot … more »
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