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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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How we pick them
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE Global 500 and large companies with revenue in excess of $10 billion. More
BAE Systems (BAESY)
Address: 6 Carlton Gardens
London, Britain 5W1Y 5AD
Phone: 44-1252-373232
Overall score: 5.97
Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Aerospace and Defense: 10
Innovation 11
People management 10
Use of corporate assets 13
Social responsibility 14
Quality of management 11
Financial soundness 10
Long-term investment 11
Quality of products/services 10
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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