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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 3422A/B
Professor
Milford Green
Semester
Winter

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Top 100 3/11/2013 10:47:00 AM Top 100  The criteria for the Top 100 Global Innovator award are: o Success – successful patents o Global – protecting an invention in major world markets is an indication of the significant value a company places on IP o Influence – how often an invention is cited by other companies in their inventions o Volume – companies able to generate a sizeable amount of innovation  Key Findings: o The United States leads the world in Semiconductor & Electronic Component Manufacturing o Asia leads the world in Computer Hardware and Automotive Manufacturing at 64% o Europe leads the world in Machinery Manufacturing with 63% and has more than half of the Top 100 Global Innovators in this category in Sweden o France leads the world in Scientific Research and is the European nation with the most companies represented in the list o Percentage of the global innovator companies:  North America – 40%  Asia – 31%  Europe – 29%  The most prevalent industry with
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