Microsoft, Amazon, IBM: Do M & As affect innovation?

“What role do mergers and acquisitions play in your company’s innovation strategy?” We asked this question in our annual Most Innovative Companies survey this year, conducted with Boston Consulting Group and sent to 3,000 executives around the world. In the light of this week’s stream of M & As, in which three big acquirers all appeared on our list — Microsoft (#4), IBM (#6), and Amazon (#11), it’s timely to share the data we gathered on this topic.

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