Companies that made the list have cultures that promote innovation and creativity, even in hard economic times. With the downturn in the economy, many companies are unwilling to take the risks associated with developing new products. Research and Development budgets are often the first to be cut. This is not the case for the 50 companies on the list.
Business week has some very interesting interactive case studies. One such case study features IBM. The case looks at how IBM has worked to “refocus the company’s R&D without alienating scientists.”
By Susan Holbrook