China is climbing up the world innovation rankings faster than other countries. Since the Economist Intelligence Unit first published its global innovation index two years ago, China has moved up from 59th to 54th in the rankings-an improvement, taking just two years instead of the expected five to achieve this.
According to the study, a new ranking of the worlds most innovative countries, which was sponsored by Cisco, other gainers include India and Turkey. But while the emerging markets are moving up the pecking order, the developed world still hogs the top spots - Japan and Switzerland remain first and second respectively in the league table. The ranking compares 82 countries by their innovativeness and looks at the factors that bring this about.
A new ranking of the worlds most innovative countries is available free of charge at: www.eiu.com/sponsor/cisco/innovationindex09
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