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Marcum-Hofstra CEO Survey
No. 1, 2023

Leadership Succession, Customer/Client Expectations, Artifical Intelligence, Economic Concerns

Prevailing business attitudes among middle-market CEOs continued to show improvement in the latest middle-market CEO survey from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Highlights reveal that less than half of middle-market CEOs are confident in their companies’ succession plans, more than half say their customers and clients have become more demanding in the past year, and artificial intelligence is gaining speed at three in four companies.

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Question 1
Does your company have a top leadership succession plan to ensure your business's continuity?
Question 2
How confident are you that your company’s succession plan will provide a smooth transition and effective continuity of business operations?
Question 3
Have your customers or clients raised their expectations or demands in the past year?
Question 4
In what ways have the expectations or demands of your customers or clients increased?
Question 5
Which of the following best describes your company’s use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools?
Question 6
In what ways are you employing or considering AI tools in your business operations?
Question 7
How concerned are you that the economy will experience a recession in the coming year?
Question 8
What is your view of the current business environment?
Question 9
What are the most important influences for your business planning in the next 12 months?