For the eighth year in a row, Apple topped the list. Tech companies make up the top four companies on the list, with Samsung right behind Apple in second. Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) are the other two technology companies in the top five most innovative companies.
"Tech and telecom still rule a big part of the innovation roost," said Kim Wagner, a BCG senior partner and coauthor of the report. "But we are also seeing a resurgence in recognition for the ability of traditional manufacturers to innovate in product, process, and technology. Auto companies are leading the way."
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