Who did the best: The best of the IW 1000 by profit margin, by return on equity, by country, by industry.
An old giant takes a new path to compete in the communications economy.
The stories behind the numbers
Two steps forward, one step back: the sting of imports.
Fourth-annual ranking shaken by merger frenzy.
Clay, glass, and stone manufacturers are growing with the booming economy and new e-business alliances.
IndustryWeek partners with Thomson Financial to compile the IW 1000.
New generation ushers in speculation of change at the gum empire.
A shipbuilder changes industries and countries.
Electrical products and electronics manufacturers take a bath in 2003. Textile and pharmaceutical firms push on at full speed.