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.
Survey Methodology – fourth quarter 2014
The quarterly electronic survey was conducted during the first two weeks of January 2015 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, 24% of participants were from the production sector, 10% from construction and 66% from the services sector. The respondents by area are indicated below.
Respondents by Area
|Total||Africa||Asia||Australasia||Canada||European Union||Europe Non-EU||Latin America||MENA||United States||Not specified|