Apple has retained first place in the list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by the end of 2016, according to a survey by research company the Boston Consulting Group. The iPhone maker takes first place in this list every year since 2005.
Boston Consulting Group annually produces a list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world, based on a survey of more than 1,500 senior managers of companies operating in different industries. Second place for the ninth time in a row Alphabet (Google). Among the companies included in the top ten, also Tesla, Microsoft, Netflix and Facebook.
As the four factors contributing to the success of innovators, BCG noted the ability of these companies to ensure high pace of innovation, improving the efficiency of processes in research and development, the most effective use of technological platforms and the systematic study of related markets.
“The basis of our success is based on scientific research and technologies that are becoming increasingly important as factors in the development of innovation, and they promote the development of new product offerings and provide an opportunity to destabilize the existing market,” the report says Boston.
On the list of innovators this year included 34 companies from the U.S., 10 from Europe, 6 from Asia.
The Boston Consulting Group is an international company specializing in management consulting, a leading adviser on business strategy. In Russia, BCG has been operating since 1990, an office in Moscow was opened in 1994.