19th Annual Global CEO Survey:
Engineering & construction key findings

Feb 2016

133 Engineering and Construction CEOs in 45 countries were interviewed for PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey.

Engineering and Construction CEOs are wary about this year's growth prospects, with political risks looming large. CEOs see customers as their most important stakeholders, together with governments, peers and investors. Technology, climate change and urbanisation are changing expectations, and trust remains an issue for the industry.

Key industry findings:
  • CEOs are less confident about global economic and business growth prospects.
  • Engineering and Construction CEOs' concerns around trust, bribery are trending upwards.
  • Customers are seen by CEOs as having the most impact on their organisations' strategy.
  • Risk management and maximising R&D are the top areas in which CEOs are making significant changes to respond to stakeholder expectations.

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