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Most admired by country
Country No. of most admired cos.
U.S. 90
Japan 22
Britain 16
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Industry champions
Company Industry
DuPont Chemicals
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
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Textron (TXT)
Address: 40 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-2800
Overall score: 7.29
Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Aerospace and Defense: 1
Innovation 3
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 1
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 2
Long-term investment 1
Quality of products/services 3
Global competitiveness 6
Most Admired
1 Textron 7.29
2 United Technologies 7.27
3 Boeing 7.12
4 Raytheon 7.10
5 Honeywell International 6.96
6 General Dynamics 6.88
7 Lockheed Martin 6.84
8 Rolls-Royce 6.37
9 Northrop Grumman 6.29
10 BAE Systems 5.97
11 Thales Group 5.82
12 Bombardier 5.69
13 L-3 Communications 5.63
14 EADS 5.52
15 Finmeccanica 5.43
From the March 17, 2008 issue
Global stars All praise is welcome, but it is particularly sweet when it comes from one's peers. That is the psychic trophy that the top companies in 26 industries can lug back to headquarters. more
What makes Apple golden The creator of the iPod and iPhone sets a dazzling new standard for innovation and mass appeal, driven by an obsessive CEO who wants his products to be practically perfect in every way. more
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