What's immediately clear from our 2006 list of the world's most innovative companies is that "innovation" is becoming even more broadly defined. True product innovators have their place on our list -- Nokia (NOK
) and newcomer Research In Motion (RIMM
) come to mind.
But respondents to the BusinessWeek-Boston Consulting Group survey value other kinds of innovators, too, from process masters, who remake the supply chain, logistics, or sales channels, to business model revolutionaries, who create brand new ways of doing business. Here's a look at how the top 25 companies break down by industry.