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Research Methodology

The Intersection between 360° Research and Best Practices Awards



Frost & Sullivan’s 360° Research Methodology™ represents the analytical rigor of our research process. It offers a 360° view of industry challenges, trends, and issues by integrating all 7 of Frost & Sullivan's research methodologies. Too often, companies make important growth decisions based on a narrow understanding of their environment, leading to errors of both omission and commission. Successful growth strategies are founded on a thorough understanding of market, technical, economic, financial, customer, best practices, and demographic analyses. The integration of these research disciplines into the 360° Research Methodology™ provides an evaluation platform for benchmarking industry players and for identifying those performing at best-in-class levels.

360° Research: Seeing Order In The Chaos
360 Research:
Seeing Order In The Chaos

Best Practices Recognition: 10 Steps to Researching, Identifying, and Recognizing Best Practices

Our awards team follows a 10-step process (illustrated below) to evaluate award candidates and assess their fit with our best practice criteria. The reputation and integrity of our awards process are based on close adherence to this process.

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