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2015 World's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises Announced    [Date Added : 12/01/2015 ]
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the Winners of the 2015 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the third time, Google has been named the Overall Global MAKE Winner.

This year's Global MAKE Winners are (in alphabetical order):

- Accenture (Ireland)
- Apple (United States)
- BMW (Germany)
- ConocoPhillips (United States)
- EY (Global)
- Facebook (United States)
- Fluor (United States)
- FMC Technologies (United States)
- Google (United States)
- IBM (United States)
- Infosys Limited (India)
- Microsoft (United States)
- Phillips 66 (United States)
- PwC (Global)
- Samsung (S. Korea)
- Schlumberger (France/the Netherlands/United States)
- Siemens (Germany)
- Tata Group (India)
- Tesla Motors (United States)
- Wipro Limited (India)

A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognized knowledge management / intellectual capital experts selected the Winners. The panel rated organizations against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions - visible drivers of competitive advantage and intellectual capital growth:

- Creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture
- Developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
- Innovation
- Maximizing enterprise intellectual capital
- Creating an enterprise collaborative knowledge sharing environment
- Creating a learning organization
- Delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge
- Transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value

2015 Global MAKE Hall of Fame

Over the past 18 years, only 64 organizations have been recognized as Global MAKE Winners. An even more select group of organizations form the 2015 Global MAKE Hall of Fame. These 24 organizations have been Global MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Accenture, Apple, APQC, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ecopetrol, EY, Facebook, Fluor, Google, IBM, Infosys Limited, Mars, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, MITRE, PwC, Samsung, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata Group, Toyota, Wipro Limited and Woods Bagot.

2015 Global MAKE Winners

The 2015 Global MAKE Winners have been recognized for:

Accenture (Ireland)

Accenture is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for creating a learning organization. Accenture is an 18-time Global MAKE Winner.

Apple (United States)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized Apple for developing knowledge leaders and workers (first place), and developing knowledge-based products/services/solutions (first place). This is the 10th year in a row that Apple has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner, including 2009, 2011 and 2012 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

BMW (Germany)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized BMW for developing knowledge-based products/services/solutions. This is the second time that BMW has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

ConocoPhillips (United States)

ConocoPhillips is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing. This is the fifth consecutive year that ConocoPhillips has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

EY (Global)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized EY for delivering value based on stakeholder knowledge. EY is a 17-time Global MAKE Winner.

Facebook (United States)

In the 2015 Global MAKE study, Facebook is recognized for maximizing its enterprise intellectual capital. Facebook is a three-time Global MAKE Winner.

Fluor (United States)

In this year’s Global MAKE study, Fluor has been recognized for creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing. This is the 10th consecutive year that the company has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

FMC Technologies (United States)

In this year’s Global MAKE study, FMC Technologies has been recognized for organizational learning. This is the first time that FMC Technologies has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

Google (United States)

Google is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture (first place), maximizing its enterprise intellectual capital (first place), and creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing (first place). This is the 11th consecutive year that the company has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner, including 2010, 2014 and 2015 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

IBM (United States)

IBM is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for maximizing its enterprise intellectual capital. IBM is a 17-time Global MAKE Winner, including 2004 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

Infosys Limited (India)

In the 2015 Global MAKE study, Infosys Limited is recognized for maximizing its enterprise intellectual capital. This is the 11th time that Infosys Limited has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

Microsoft (United States)

Microsoft is cited in this year’s Global MAKE study for developing knowledge-based products/services/solutions. Microsoft is an 18-time Global MAKE Winner, including 1999 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

Phillips 66 (United States)

Phillips 66 is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value. This is the first time that Phillips 66 has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

PwC (Global)

PwC is cited in this year’s Global MAKE study for creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture. PwC is a 14-time Global MAKE Winner.

Samsung Group (South Korea)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized the Samsung Group of companies for creating a learning organization (first place). This is the 12th consecutive year that the Samsung Group has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner, including 2013 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

Schlumberger (France/the Netherlands/United States)

Schlumberger is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for its enterprise-wide knowledge-driven culture. Schlumberger is a 10-time Global MAKE Winner.

Siemens (Germany)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized Siemens for creating value based on managing customer knowledge (first place), and transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value (first place). This is the 13th time that Siemens has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

Tata Group (India)

The Tata Group is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for developing knowledge-based products/services/solutions. The Tata Group is a nine-time Global MAKE Winner.

Tesla Motors (United States)

Tesla Motors is recognized in the 2015 Global MAKE study for developing knowledge leaders and workers. This is the first time that Tesla Motors has been recognized as a Global MAKE Winner.

Wipro Limited (India)

The 2015 Global MAKE panel has recognized Wipro Limited for creating a learning organization. Wipro Limited is a seven-time Global MAKE Winner.

MAKE Research Program

Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company, administers the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) program. The KNOW Network is a Web-based global community of organizations dedicated to networking, benchmarking and sharing best knowledge practices leading to superior business performance.

The MAKE research program consists of the annual Global MAKE study – the international benchmark for best practice knowledge organizations. In addition, MAKE studies are conducted to identify leading knowledge-driven organizations at the regional/national level, including the Americas, Asia and Europe; and China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran and Russia.

The 2015 MAKE Report is available from Teleos. It contains the MAKE rankings, key findings, best knowledge practices, and profiles of winners. The Knowledge Intensive Sector Leaders Report ranks global knowledge leaders in over 20 business sectors.

To order a copy of the 2015 MAKE Report, or for more information on the MAKE research program, contact Teleos.
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