Global Pulse Methodology
The only CEO economic sentiment indicator to span the globe on a quarterly basis.
The Confidence Index combines surveyed CEO projections for sales, employee count, fixed investment and business conditions. The Index is centered on 50. An Index reading below 50 indicates a negative outlook – the lower the number, the more negative the outlook. A reading above 50 indicates a positive outlook – the higher the number, the more positive the outlook.
The quarterly electronic survey was conducted during the first two weeks of October 2014 among the active membership of YPO and its graduate group, WPO. Globally, 27% of participants were from large companies (more than 500 employees), 38% from medium-sized companies (100-500 employees), and 35% from small companies (less than 100 employees). By business sector, 25% of participants were from the production sector, 10% from construction and 65% from the services sector. The respondents by area are indicated below.
Respondents by Area
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