Corporate Survey

Business leaders the world over love to rhapsodize about the virtues of globalization, and they often claim to be driving the process. But being a cheerleader is a lot less daunting than actually playing the game. According to a poll of more than 900 top executives worldwide, a surprising number of corporate chiefs are worried that their own companies don't have what it takes to compete in the international marketplace.

The poll, conducted by the management-consulting company Accenture, provides an intriguing snapshot of the key concerns of corporations at a time of turbulent economic transformation. Among the...

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