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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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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
General Electric 1
Procter & Gamble 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 2
Procter & Gamble 1
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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
Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Textron Aerospace and Defense 7.29
Continental Airlines Airlines 9.14
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 7.97
DuPont Chemicals 6.91
IBM Computers 7.50
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 8.17
United Parcel Service Delivery 8.42
General Electric Electronics 8.40
Fluor Engineering, Construction 7.14
Tesco Food and Drug Stores 8.02
Target General Merchandisers 7.69
Deere Industrial and Farm Equipment 8.18
Prudential Financial Insurance: Life and Health 7.25
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 8.07
Bank of America Megabanks 7.35
ArcelorMittal Metals 7.74
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.89
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Motor Vehicle Parts 6.89
BMW Motor Vehicles 7.88
Cisco Systems Network Communications 7.82
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 7.90
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals 6.95
Texas Instruments Semiconductors 7.26
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 8.39
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers 7.71
AT&T Telecommunications 7.32
From the March 17, 2008 issue

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