The GE Global Innovation Barometer, now in its third year, explores how business leaders around the world view innovation and how those perceptions are influencing business strategies in an increasingly complex and globalized environment. The Barometer is an international opinion survey of senior business executives actively engaged in the management of their firm’s innovation strategy. It is the largest global survey of business executives dedicated to innovation.GE expanded the global study in 2013, surveying more than 3,000 executives in 25 countries. This year’s Barometer examines what factors business believe to be drivers and deterrents of innovation and analyzes specific strategies and policies that enable innovation and drive growth.
Results from GE’s 2013 Global Innovation Barometer show how nations that partner experience greater innovative success.
The smaller the world becomes, the greater the possibilities for growth and collaboration, something most global executives surveyed in this year’s GE Global Innovation Barometer, readily agree about.
The results are clear. Those most experienced at partnership are among the most successful: Germany, China, Brazil and Sweden. 87 percent of the more than 3,000 executives questioned in the survey are confident their firms could be more innovative and successful if they collaborated or partnered with other businesses.