By The Numbers: Investing In Innovation

Just as the rest of the world is prioritizing innovation, American businesses are de-emphasizing it and focusing on quick-payback investments, according to a new study of corporate priorities from the Boston Consulting Group:

92 Percentage of Chinese firms that say innovation is a top priority, up from 70percent in 2008.

79 Percentage of Indian firms that say innovation is a top priority, up from 73percent in 2008.

76 Percentage of French and British firms that say innovation is a top priority, up from 63percent in 2008.

61 Percentage of U.S. firms that say innovation is a top priority, down from 63percent in 2008.

BCG 2010 Senior Executive Innovation Survey

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