IBM has released the Global CEO Study 2006, in which it takes a comprehensive look at innovation. The survey population includes 765 CEOs, business executives and public sector leaders from 20 different industries and 11 geographic regions.
Samsung’s innovative spirit is driven by 17 R&D centres and 6 design centres worldwide. Of the world’s smartest technology professionals, 32,000 of them work in these centres and 10 percent hold doctorates from some of the world’s most academically-prestigious universities.
BusinessWeek reveals the secrets of 3M’s success. 3M is 104 years old, but the company churns out cutting-edge products like a brash new startup. 3M stays so inventive by paying attention to the “Seven Habits of Highly Innovative Corporations.”
The Microsoft Center for Information Work (CIW) showcases the company’s evolving vision for the future of information work by demonstrating innovative productivity software that will make this vision real for customers and organizations in five to seven years.
The 100 companies selected by Red Herring magazine in this year’s judging reflect the rich vein of innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Europe and the Middle East. The selection process focused on technology, quality of management, financing, and the company’s competitive positions.
Executives see innovation and the free flow of information as the primary drivers of ever-faster change in the business world, according to a McKinsey survey.
To discover which companies innovate best — and why — BusinessWeek joined with The Boston Consulting Group to produce their second annual ranking of the 25 most innovative companies. More than 1,000 senior managers responded to the global survey, making it their deepest management survey to date on this critical issue.