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Global Innovation Barometer 2013

Last updated: January 16, 2013

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.

Our data visualizations are currently available for desktop viewers only.

Country Reports

Download the GE Global Innovation Barometer 2013 Country Reports. These reports capture the results of the survey performed in each of the 25 markets.


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    • January 22, 2013

      Launch of Innovation Barometer

      The World Economic Forum - Davos, Switzerland

    • January 30, 2013

      Launch of Innovation Barometer

      Sydney, Australia

    • March 11, 2013

      Launch of Innovation Barometer

      Tokyo, Japan


    • The Washington Post - January 22, 2013

      What companies must do to survive the decade  External Source »

    • Canadian Manufacturing - January 18, 2013

      Collaboration key for Canadian competitiveness, GE study finds  External Source »

    • Bloomberg - January 18, 2013

      Collaboration is key enabler for Canadian competitiveness: 2013 GE Global Innovation Barometer  External Source »

    • Globes - January 17, 2013

      Israel rises to 7th in GE Innovation Barometer  External Source »

    • Silicon Republic - January 17, 2013

      GE reports ‘innovation vertigo’ in latest global innovation barometer  External Source »

    • Gigaom - January 17, 2013

      Education tops list of priorities in annual GE survey on innovation in business  External Source »

    • LinkedIn Post - January 17, 2013

      Innovation Vertigo by GE's Beth Comstock  External Source »

    • Wall Street Journal - January 17, 2013

      Pro-Protectionism And Pro-Globalisation: The Corporate Policy Paradox  External Source »

    • Wall Street Journal - January 17, 2013

      GE Survey: Protectionism at Odds with Innovation  External Source »

    • Forbes - January 17, 2013

      Why Emerging Markets Are More Innovative Than America  External Source »

    • The Times of Israel - January 17, 2013

      Poll shows Israeli executives bullish on innovation  External Source »

    • Polit.Ru - January 17, 2013

      Innovative business models for global companies is becoming a priority of new products  External Source »

    • Index - January 17, 2013

      The state has become a hit among the companies  External Source »

    • Xinhua - January 17, 2013

      GE survey ranks China as the third most innovative country  External Source »

    • De Telegraaf - January 17, 2013

      Nederlandse bedrijven steeds innovatiever  External Source »

    • The Hindu Business Line - January 18, 2013

      Indian environment is conducive to innovation: Report  External Source »

    • First Post - January 18, 2013

      India ranks 12 in global innovation index; Germany, Japan in lead  External Source »

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