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CEO Challenge 2004: Perspectives and Analysis

As part of The Conference Board's CEO Challenge 2004 Survey project, the Board conducted in-depth interviews with 11 CEOs from multinational companies, representing diverse industries, about the headlines that dominated the year's business press. Each of these CEOs' companies earns revenues in excess of US$1 billion and has operations outside its country of origin. This report presents detailed results of the interviews, along with data and analysis of survey respondents' top priorities.

Topics Covered:

  • Top Challenges and Top Priorities
  • The Outsourcing and Offshoring Phenomenon
  • Flexibility and Learning in an Outsourced/Offshored Universe
  • The Spiraling Cost of Healthcare and Benefits
  • The State of Executive Compensation and Succession
  • Boards and CEOs Adjust to New Realities

Full Report Also Includes:

  • Author's Foreword
  • Appendix: Comparing Top Priorities of 2004
  • Over 70 Tables and Charts

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