CFO Live Q&A Webcast: The Directors of the Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Answer Your Questions
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 45 minutes
What do CFOs around the world have to say about the economic outlook for 2014? And what does it mean for you and your company?
Every quarter, the Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook polls more than one thousand CFOs around the globe to gauge the prospects of individual companies and the overall economy. Finance executives share their outlooks for their respective domestic economies and their respective companies, revealing insights and opportunities for senior finance executives and the business community at large.
During this Webcast, you will hear Duke University's John Graham and CFO Publishing's David Owens discuss the latest results from the quarterly Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey.
About the Experts
John R. Graham, Director, Duke/CFO magazine Global Business Outlook
Dr. Graham is D. Richard Mead professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business and co-director of the Center for Finance Excellence at Duke University. He is a recipient of the Best Teacher and Outstanding Faculty awards at Fuqua. Graham is past or current director of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association and Financial Management Association, and he is president of the Western Finance Association. He is past co-editor of The Journal of Finance and his work experience includes working as a senior economist at Virginia Power.
Dr. Graham's research focuses on taxes, cost of capital, capital structure, financial reporting and payout policy. Mornginstar uses corporate tax rates that he calculates in their widely-known cost of capital estimates. Since 1997 Graham has directed the Global Business Outlook (www.cfosurvey.org), a global CFO survey that Duke conducts with CFO magazine that assesses the business climate and economic issues each quarter. He is the lead author of the textbook Corporate Finance: Linking Theory to What Firms Do.
David W. Owens, Director of Research, CFO Research
David Owens is director of research with CFO Research. He researches and writes on a wide range of topics in corporate finance, including shareholder value, risk management, performance management, organization structure, information technology, and financial and corporate strategy.
David has 25 years of experience as a researcher, editor and writer on business, financial, and management topics. He was a key member of the writing and content development team with Mercer Management Consulting (now known as Oliver Wyman) for 18 years and led the writing and editing department for 13 years. He is a graduate of Haverford College, and he is based in Boston.
Director, Duke/CFO magazine Global Business Outlook
Director of Research