Innovation: it’s just as important to countries as it is to businesses and organizations.
For countries around the world, innovation can be a central driver of economic growth, development and jobs.
Did you know each country has as an “innovation” score? The World Economic Forum’s 500+ page “Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012” ranks 142 countries according to a variety of factors such as “Innovation and Sophistication Factors.” The “Global Innovation Index” by INSEAD (an international graduate business school and research institution) is a collaborative document exceeding 300 pages that ranks 125 countries.
Take a look at these two top 10 lists. Can we learn a thing or two from these countries? Do they also excel in health and wellness innovation? Or in hospitality innovation? Which countries are the most innovative when it comes to spa? (A point of discussion planned for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit this June in Aspen, Colorado.) It’s all up for discussion this weekend. What do you think?
World Economic Forum’s “Innovation and Sophistication Factor” ranking 2011-2012Top 10:
6. United States
10. Taiwan (China)
INSEAD “Global Innovation Index” ranking 2011Top 10:
4. Hong Kong (China)
7. United States
10. United Kingdom