Grant Thornton surveys reveal trends and provide benchmarking data for a variety of industries and for the economy as a whole.
Long-term-incentive plan study
This report reflects a study conducted by Grant Thornton that examined 147 long-term incentive plans maintained by 97 companies from 2007 to 2010. The study examined the degree to which plan payouts tracked the total shareholder return for each company. Reprinted with permission from WorldatWork.
Bank Executive Survey
This well-respected industry survey covers trends in banking. It is the oldest continuous independent study of its kind on this subject.
Business Optimism Index
The Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index is a confidence measure of U.S. business leaders. It is derived from the responses to a set of three questions posed to business leaders on a quarterly basis.
Grant Thornton conducts this survey twice a year among chief financial officers and other finance senior executives. We explore issues from economic and business outlook, to corporate governance, financial reporting, and accounting and tax developments.
Chief Audit Executive Survey
Annual survey of chief audit executives focusing on the current state of the profession and emerging trends that may affect the function’s performance.
Community Health Systems Survey
Explores the effectiveness of board governance in community health systems and benchmarks best practices. Conducted in collaboration with the University of Iowa and the American Hospital Association. There are two survey reports: Governance in high-performing heath systems and Governance in Nonprofit Community Health Systems.
Defense Finance Survey
Since 2003, the American Society of Military Comptrollers and Grant Thornton have joined together to survey Department of Defense and Uniformed Services financial executives and managers on their opinions of trends and prospects in financial management.
This annual benchmarking survey of U.S. exploration and production companies reveals insights on such topics as price and employment forecasts, areas of greatest investment potential, spending plans and current industry issues.
Executive Compensation Survey 2012
This survey of 227 U.S. companies seeks to better understand how the current economic downturn is impacting executive compensation programs.
Fast Facts on Food Processing
This collaborative effort between Grant Thornton and Food Processing magazine uses "pulse check" surveys to gather data on current challenges and opportunities in the food industry.
Federal Budget Officer Survey
Conducted with the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis, this survey explores some of the issues associated with the federal budget, including budget formulation and execution, budget and performance integration, budget cutting, Congress, budget technology, and human capital.
Federal CFO Survey
The Association of Government Accountants (AGA),in partnership with Grant Thornton, has sponsored an annual federal chief financial officer (CFO) survey since 1996.
Federal Chief Human Capital Officer Survey
In 2007, Grant Thornton and the Partnership for Public Service launched their first annual Survey of Federal Chief Human Capital Officers and other key human resources personnel.
Federal CIO Survey
Grant Thornton and the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) collaborate on an annual survey exploring the leading challenges of federal information technology executives.
Federal Performance Improvement Officer Survey
Conducted in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, this survey gauges performance improvement officers' progress in establishing performance cultures at their agencies.
Global Dynamism Index (GDI)
The Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2012, the second annual GDI survey, ranks 50 of the world's largest economies across 22 indicators of economic dynamism, examining five key areas: business operating environment; economics and growth; science and technology; labor and human capital; and the financing environment.
Government Contractor Survey
This annual survey is developed for companies working in, or thinking about entering, the government contractor marketplace. The survey reports on trends over the past year and discusses current events affecting the industry.
International Business Report (IBR)
Grant Thornton International surveys privately held businesses around the world each year on a range of timely and relevant issues. The IBR also includes regularly issued topical reports featuring more in-depth analysis.
International Financial Management Survey
Survey provides insight into the choices government financial leaders make and how they respond to financial management challenges.
National Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Biannual survey exploring governance issues and trends of not-for-profit organizations in view of increased scrutiny of board governance.
National Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Health Care Organizations
Examines responses to the National Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Organizations from a subsection of top officials in not-for-profit health care organizations.
Not-for-Profit Pulse Survey
Short survey covers a range of topics of interest to not-for-profits, including compensation, endowments, strategic planning and more.
Procurement Policy Survey
Every two years, beginning in 2002, the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Grant Thornton have conducted a survey on trends in federal procurement policy. The survey polls senior government officials and practitioners about critical procurement challenges faced by acquisition professionals.
Raising capital from single-family offices: Perspectives for private equity firms and investment bankers
Survey looks at SFOs as a source of investment capital and talks about what a private equity firm or investment banker can do to gain access to this growing investor group.
Retirement Plan Survey
Grant Thornton’s Plan Sponsor Retirement Survey explores investments, fees and administrative practices in the area of retirement plans.
Series of surveys focusing on issues of importance to software as a service vendors.
State CIO Survey
Survey of U.S. state and territorial CIOs or their equivalents. Conducted in partnership with TechAmerica and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.
Supply Chain Solutions Series
This series of three annual surveys is intended to provide a snapshot of issues and opportunities in the supply chain industry.