Kirin Brewery, You Are the Least Admired Company in the World

Fortune's list of the world's 10 least admired companies in innovation leads with four imported beers and includes four Chinese industrial companies. The biggest loser appears to be Kirin, the Japanese brewer, which finishes as the first or second least admired global company in innovation, global competitiveness, product quality, financial soundness, and even social responsibility.

The world's most respected company? Apple, of course.

Read the full lists at Fortune.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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