Extent of Globalization Impact According to CEOs

Proof Point

Majority of CEOs surveyed by PwC think globalization is enabling universal connectivity and improving ease of moving capital, people, goods and information

Extent of Globalization Impact According to CEOs

2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on PwC’s 21st Global CEO survey of 1,293 respondents in 85 countries. Some figures do not add up to 100% from rounding percentages and exclusion of ‘neither/nor’ and ‘don’t know’ responses.

Proof Point Findings

  • Globalization – Free trade of goods, services, capital, people, technology, and information between countries and regions
  • Most Important Contributions – CEOs think globalization contributes to a large extent to universal connectivity (63%) and global trade of capital, people, goods and information (58%)
  • Lesser Impact – However, some CEOs do not believe globalization has helped address some issues such as closing gap between rich and poor (39%) and averting climate change and resource scarcity (30%)
  • Key Drivers – Include improving connectivity, greater business drive to reach markets abroad, more open international and regional trade policies, increasing mobility, and proliferation of emerging market opportunities


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Date Last Updated

April 25, 2018

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