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2017 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners Announced    [Date Added : 10/23/2017 ]
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 13 Winners of the 2017 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the third time, Schlumberger has been named the Overall European MAKE Winner.

A panel of European-based Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognized knowledge management, intellectual capital, innovation and organizational learning 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

A total of 48 organizations were nominated as 2017 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises. Out of this group, 23 organizations were recognized as 2017 European MAKE Finalists.

2017 European MAKE Hall of Fame

Over the past 19 years, only 55 organizations have been recognized as European MAKE Winners. An even more select group of organizations form the 2017 European MAKE Hall of Fame. These five organizations have been European MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Accenture, Inditex, SAP, Schlumberger and Siemens.

2017 European MAKE Winners

The 2017 European MAKE Winners have been recognized for:

Accenture (Ireland)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized Accenture for creating value using customer/stakeholder knowledge (first place). This is the sixth time that Accenture has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Airbus (France)

Airbus is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for creating a learning organization, and transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value. This is the first time that Airbus has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Continental AG (Germany)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized Continental for developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership. This is the first time that Continental AG has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Spain)

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership (first place). This is the first time that Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Inditex (Spain)

Inditex is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value. This is the fifth time that Inditex has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Keolis (France)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized Keolis for enterprise-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing (first place). This is the first time that Keolis has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

LEGO (Denmark)

LEGO is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for innovation and new product development (first place), maximizing enterprise intellectual capital (first place), organizational learning (first place), and creating value using customer/stakeholder knowledge (first place). It is the second time that LEGO has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner, including 2016 Overall European MAKE Winner.

SAP (Germany)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized SAP for creating a knowledge-driven enterprise culture, and for organizational learning. This is the 10th time that SAP has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner, including two-time Overall European MAKE Winner (2005, 2008).

Schlumberger (France/the Netherlands/USA) – 2017 Overall European MAKE Winner

Schlumberger is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for creating a knowledge-driven enterprise culture (first place). Schlumberger is a 12-time European MAKE Winner, including three-time Overall European MAKE Winner (2013, 2014, 2017).

Schneider Electric (France)

Schneider Electric is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for enterprise-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing. It is the first time that Schneider Electric has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Siemens (Germany)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized Siemens for innovation and new product development. Siemens is a 15-time European MAKE Winner, including six-time Overall European MAKE Winner (2003, 2004, 2010-2012, 2015).

Uría Menéndez (Spain)

The 2017 European MAKE panel has recognized Uría Menéndez for enterprise-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing. This is the fourth time that Uría Menéndez has been recognized as a European MAKE Winner.

Virdys (France)

Virdys is cited in this year’s European MAKE study for creating value using customer/stakeholder. This is the first time that Virdys has been recognized as a European 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 and Iran.

The 2017 MAKE Report is available from Teleos. It contains the MAKE rankings, key findings, best knowledge practices, and profiles of winners. The 2017 Knowledge Intensive Sector Leaders Report ranks global knowledge leaders in over 20 business sectors.

To order a copy of the 2017 MAKE Report, or for more information on the MAKE research program, contact Teleos.

2017 European MAKE Nominees
A total of 48 organizations were nominated by this year’s European MAKE expert panel. They are listed alphabetically:

• Accenture (Ireland)
• Airbus (Airbus Group) (France)
• Areva (France)
• Arup (UK)
• Atos IT Solutions (Atos) Germany
• BASF (Germany)
• BMW (Germany)
• Bouygues (France)
• Capgemini (France)
• Check Point Software Technologies (Israel)
• Continental AG (Germany)
• Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Spain)
• Coolblue (the Netherlands)
• Daimler (Germany)
• Dubai Electricity & Water (Dubai, UAE)
• Dyson (United Kingdom)
• Ericsson (Sweden)
• Festo (Germany)
• Fira Group (Finland)
• Garrigues (Spain)
• Groupe Herve (France)
• Grupo Antolin (Spain)
• Heltti (Finland)
• IDATE (France)
• Inditex (Spain)
• ING (the Netherlands)
• Keolis (France)
• LafargeHolcim (Switzerland)
• LEGO (Denmark)
• Lukoil (Russia)
• Mercadona (Spain)
• Novartis (Switzerland)
• Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
• Ponsee (Finland)
• Robert Bosch (Germany)
• Royal Dutch Philips (the Netherlands)
• Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands/UK)
• SAP (Germany)
• Schlumberger (France/USA)
• Schneider Electric (France)
• Siemens (Germany)
• Systematic (Denmark)
• Telefónica (Spain)
• Transport for London (United Kingdom)
• Unilever (the Netherlands)
• Uría Menéndez (Spain)
• Virdys (France)
• World Web Forum (Switzerland)

2017 European MAKE Finalists

A total of 23 organizations were recognized as 2017 European MAKE Finalists (based on nominations from at least 5% of the European MAKE expert panel). They are listed alphabetically:

• Accenture (Ireland)
• Airbus (Airbus Group) (France)
• Atos IT Solutions (Atos) Germany
• BASF (Germany)
• Check Point Software Technologies (Israel)
• Continental AG (Germany)
• Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Spain)
• Dubai Electricity & Water (Dubai, UAE)
• Festo (Germany)
• Fira Group (Finland)
• Garrigues (Spain)
• Inditex (Spain)
• Keolis (France)
• LEGO (Denmark)
• Lukoil (Russia)
• Novartis (Switzerland)
• SAP (Germany)
• Schlumberger (France/USA)
• Schneider Electric (France)
• Siemens (Germany)
• Telefónica (Spain)
• Uría Menéndez (Spain)
• Virdys (France)
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