An annual, up-to-date report on how business is tracking
The State of Play is an annual report that measures business confidence, trends and management behaviour of large companies along with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The study was conceived in 2008, during the height of the global financial crisis, and is designed to assess the state of play of companies emerging from the credit crisis and the subsequent economic downturn.
The report is a useful portrait of a nation’s economic and business environment and its ability to achieve sustained levels of business growth and performance. In doing so, the report continues to be one of the most respected assessments of business sentiment in the Trans-Tasman region. This year, for the first time, the report includes the views and sentiments of companies operating in East Asia, which will make future renditions of the report an Asia-Pacific business outlook report.
The report’s primary objectives are to:
- Track business confidence and expectations over the next 12–36 months
- Report on management behaviour and identify trends between SMEs and large companies
- Report on management behaviour and identify trends between Australia, New Zealand and East Asia
- Assess business sentiment towards Government policies and reform