The 2014 Global Innovation 1000: Proven paths to innovation success

For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world. In addition to undertaking our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, we interviewed and surveyed more than 500 R&D executives and innovation leaders to get their perspectives on changes in innovation at their companies over the last decade and what they expect in the 10 years to come.

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Global Innovation 1000 videos

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Author Barry Jaruzelski reviews how innovation has changed and what companies expect for the next decade.
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Author Barry Jaruzelski discusses R&D spending by the Global Innovation 1000 companies over the last decade.

Infographics

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This interactive graphic compares region and industry R&D spending by all Global Innovation 1000 companies over the past ten years.
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This interactive graphic shows the 20 publicly traded companies worldwide that spent the most on R&D in each of the past ten years.

Key publications

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Strategy&’s annual study of R&D spending reveals how companies have innovated successfully over the past 10 years and what innovation experts expect for the next decade.
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We take a closer look at what has fueled China’s innovation success and how China will continue to expand its R&D efforts.

Additional resources

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Having an R&D budget alone doesn't lead to successful innovation. Companies need to be set up to encourage, recognize, support, and implement great ideas. Plus, a new Strategy& online survey helps you check your innovation proficiency.
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Year after year, we determine the largest corporate R&D spenders globally. We also ask R&D executives to identify the companies they consider to be the most innovative in the world.

Media kit

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This report highlights key facts and figures about trends in R&D spending and where companies will focus their innovation strategies over the next 10 years.