Table 4-B
Global R&D spending by top 20 corporations: 2009
 
R&D rank   Company   Country R&D expense ($millions) Sales ($millions) R&D intensity (%)
 
1   Roche Holding AG   Switzerland 9,120 45,606 20.1
2   Microsoft Corp   United States 9,010 58,437 15.4
3   Nokia OYJ   Finland 8,240 57,150 14.4
4   Toyota Motor Corp   Japan 7,822 204,363 3.8
5   Pfizer Inc   United States 7,739 50,009 15.5
6   Novartis AG   Switzerland 7,469 44,267 16.9
7   Johnson & Johnson   United States 6,986 61,897 11.3
8   Sanofi-Aventis SA   France 6,391 40,866 15.6
9   GlaxoSmithKline PLC   United Kingdom 6,187 44,422 13.9
10   Samsung Electronics Co Ltd   South Korea 6,002 109,541 5.5
11   General Motors Co   United States 6,000 104,589 5.7
12   International Business Machines   United States 5,820 95,759 6.1
13   Intel Corp   United States 5,653 35,127 16.1
14   Merck & Co Inc   United States 5,613 27,428 20.5
15   Volkswagen AG   Germany 5,359 146,677 3.7
16   Siemens AG   Germany 5,285 103,866 5.1
17   Cisco Systems Inc   United States 5,208 36,117 14.4
18   Panasonic Corp   Japan 5,143 79,994 6.4
19   Honda Motor Co Ltd   Japan 4,996 92,516 5.4
20   Ford Motor Co   United States 4,900 118,308 4.1
 

SOURCE: Booz & Company, The global innovation1000-how the top innovators keep winning (2010). http://www.booz.com/media/file/sb61_10408-R.pdf and http://www.booz.com/media/file/keep_winning_11_2010.pdf. Both accessed 10 August 2011.

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