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2017 Global (Parent) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners Announced    [Date Added : 11/27/2017 ]
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 20 Winners of the 2017 Global (Parent) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the fifth time, Alphabet (formerly Google) has been named the Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

A panel of Fortune Global 500 senior executives and leading knowledge management/intellectual capital/innovation/organizational learning experts selected the Global (Parent) 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

This year 113 organizations received nominations, and from this group 41 enterprises were recognized as 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE Finalists.

2017 Global (Parent) MAKE Hall of Fame

Over the past 20 years, only 67 organizations have been recognized as Global (Parent) MAKE Winners. Accenture and Microsoft are the only organizations which have been recognized as Global (Parent) MAKE Winners every year since the MAKE research studies began in 1998.

Another select group of organizations form the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE Hall of Fame. These 25 organizations have been Global (Parent) MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Accenture, Alphabet (formerly Google), Amazon.com, Apple, APQC, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ecopetrol, EY, Facebook, Fluor, IBM, Inditex, Infosys Limited, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, MITRE, PwC, Samsung Group, SAP, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata Group, Toyota and Wipro Limited.

2017 GLOBAL (Parent) MAKE WINNERS

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE Winners (in alphabetical order) are:

Accenture (Ireland)

Accenture is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating an enterprise-wide knowledge-driven culture. Accenture is a 20-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Alphabet (United States) – 2017 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner

Alphabet is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating an enterprise-wide knowledge-driven culture (first place), developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership (first place), maximizing enterprise intellectual capital (first place), delivering value based on customer knowledge (first place), and transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value (first place). This is the 13th consecutive year that the company has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2010, 2014-2017 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Amazon.com (United States)

In this year’s Global (Parent) MAKE study, Amazon.com has been recognized for maximizing enterprise intellectual capital. This is the sixth time that Amazon.com has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Apple (United States)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized Apple for creating a learning organization (first place). This is the 12th year in a row that Apple has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2009, 2011 and 2012 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

ConocoPhillips (United States)

ConocoPhillips is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing. This is the seventh consecutive year that ConocoPhillips has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Deloitte (Global)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized Deloitte for creating innovative knowledge-based products/services/solutions (first place). Deloitte is a six-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

EY (Global)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized EY for transforming enterprise knowledge into stakeholder value. EY is a 19-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Facebook (United States)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized Facebook for delivering value based on customer knowledge. This is the fourth time that the Facebook has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

General Electric (United States)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized General Electric for maximizing enterprise intellectual Capital. General Electric is a 12-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2001 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

IBM (United States)

IBM is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value. IBM is a 19-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2004 Overall Global MAKE Winner.

Inditex (Spain)

Inditex is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value. This is the first time that Inditex has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

LEGO (Denmark)

In this year’s Global (Parent) MAKE study, LEGO has been recognized for creating a learning organization. This is the first time that LEGO has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

McKinsey & Company (Global)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized McKinsey & Company for creating innovative knowledge-based products/services/solutions. McKinsey & Company is a 13-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2007 and 2008 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Microsoft (United States)

Microsoft is cited in this year’s Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating a learning organization. Microsoft is a 20-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 1999 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

PwC (Global)

PwC is cited in this year’s Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating an enterprise-wide knowledge-driven culture. PwC is a 16-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Samsung Group (South Korea)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized the Samsung Group of companies for maximizing enterprise intellectual capital. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Samsung Group has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner, including 2013 Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Schlumberger (France/the Netherlands/United States)

Schlumberger is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing (first place). Schlumberger is a 12-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Siemens (Germany)

The 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE panel has recognized Siemens for developing and delivering knowledge-based products/services/solutions. This is the 15th time that Siemens has been recognized as a Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Tata Group (India)

The Tata Group is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for creating a learning organization. The Tata Group is an 11-time Global (Parent) MAKE Winner.

Wipro Limited (India)

Wipro Limited is recognized in the 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE study for developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership. Wipro Limited is a nine-time Global (Parent) 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.
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