Facebook: The leader among the top 500 U.S.A. companies in the most competitive business sectors during 2012
International Journal of Business Research
This paper describes the employment distribution in the most competitive business sectors in terms of rankings (achieved through the 3-year % revenue-growth rate) for the top 500 U.S.A. companies on 2012; which have been classified in 25 business sectors; we decided to compare the 3-year % revenue-growth rates, because these indexes indicate if the demands for the company’s products are strong and growing; moreover, the revenue (in millions of dollars) for each business sector were included in this analysis, since during the recent years many companies have been using such revenue as one of their competitive tools, which have become a central element of the strategic management process. A nonparametric correlation method (named Spearman’s rank correlation) was selected (whose justification is explained) to estimate the correlation coefficients (p-value<0.05). The service segment “Media” is presented as the most competitive business sector, which includes a group of 10 companies; heading the list by Facebook with revenue of $3,700 million.
Peña-Sánchez, Rolando, "Facebook: The leader among the top 500 U.S.A. companies in the most competitive business sectors during 2012" (2014). Business Faculty Publications. 174.