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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

CEO Outlook 2017

Heading into 2017, Chief Executive asked business leaders from across industries and the nation for a gut check on today’s operating environment and their hopes and fears for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say.

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ROSTER OF CEOS

CHERYL BLACK, CEO You Technology, Brisbane, California A $41-million digital-coupon company LYNNE DOUGHTIE, U.S. Chairman and CEO KPMG, New York A blue-chip business advisory firm J. PATRICK DOYLE, CEO Domino’s, Ann Arbor, Michigan No. 2 global pizza chain with more than 12,000 franchised stores worldwide DAVID FARR, CEO Emerson, St. Louis, MO $22 billion tech- and engineering-heavy diversified global manufacturer ANDREAS FIBIG, ...

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CEOs’ Top 4 Concerns for the Future

CEOs interviewed by Chief Executive cited 4 main areas of concern as they gaze into their crystal balls for 2017. This piece is a sidebar to the feature "CEO Outlook 2017," which you can access at the bottom, along with the roster of CEOs.

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Why Companies Are Boosting R&D While Other Business Investments Lag

American companies are spending more on research and development than a year ago, providing a welcome bright spot in the overall troublesome pace of business investment in the U.S. economy. And the permanence of the federal R&D tax credit since 2015 likely has played a significant role in this trend.

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How a Consumer Goods CEO Built a Post-Merger Executive Team

CEOs face all kinds of challenges when it comes to forming and maintaining an effective and cohesive leadership team. Trying to do so as the result of a merger during slack U.S. economic conditions is one of the most challenging situations of all.

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More CEOs Try to Get Ahead of Climate Change

For most CEOs, “climate change” has been one of those far-off risk factors that must show up in a company’s shareholder documents for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a vague and pro forma threat like “geopolitical risks” and “acts of God” that read more like fine print than actionable possibilities.

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CEOs Barra, Rometty Rejuvenate Tech Brands by Partnering Them

When it comes to two of their oldest tech brands—OnStar and Watson—both General Motors CEO Mary Barra and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty face the challenge of optimizing platforms that haven’t been delivering the results they could.

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