The Rich List: The Global Corporate Race to Be Number One

 

Daniel Drache, Michèle Rioux, Paul Longhurst

This report proceeds in two sections. First, the report presents our empirical data, mapping the power shifts in the corporate global power structure in order to ask: Who is caught up with their rivals? Who has fallen behind? And who are closing the gap? There are a lot of different metrics and ways to look at the rankings of the world’s largest corporations. We have combined a number of these important sources which track and compile the rankings based on 5 characteristics of corporate power which include: domestic market dominance, heavy transnationalization, technological advancement, cost-cutting, and soft power status.

TLI Think! Paper 12/2016