Apple, Google, Tesla, and Microsoft retain the top four spots in The Boston Consulting Group’s annual survey of the most innovative companies. Amazon moves up four spots to round out the top five. Netflix and Facebook join the top 10 for the first time, moving up 15 and 19 spots respectively.
This year’s list is a global group: 34 companies on the list are from the US, 10 are from Europe, and 6 from Asia. This regional mix represents a significant shift toward North American companies, which capture 68% of the top 50, up from 44% in 2013.
BCG has surveyed more than 1,500 senior innovation executives—across a wide range of countries and industries—eleven times since 2004 to cast light on the state of innovation in business. In its new report,The Most Innovative Companies 2016: Getting Past “Not Invented Here,” the firm reveals the 50 companies that global innovation executives ranked as the most innovative and explores the increasing imperative for companies to bring in innovations from outside.
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