Five consulting firms lead in knowledge management

06 January 2015 2 min. read
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Consultancies Accenture, Arup, Deloitte, EY and PwC have been named best companies in the field of knowledge management. The top 20 list of most admired knowledge enterprises is led by Google, who for the second time has been recognised as the overall winner. The list also contains other well-known companies such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens and Toyota.

Every year, Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, announces the winners of its Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. The Global MAKE study recognises organisations that successfully transform their tacit and explicit corporate knowledge into new enterprise intellectual capital, in turn leading to superior returns on shareholder value (or in the case of non-profit and public organisations, stakeholder capital).

The winners of the 17th edition of the MAKE study have been selected by a panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognised knowledge experts and have been rated against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions. For the second time in a row, Google has been recognised as the Overall Winner. Five consulting firms are to be found in the top 20 list: Accenture, Arup, Deloitte, EY and PwC.

A brief overview of the jury reports on the five firms:

Accenture - Accenture has been recognised for delivering value based on stakeholder knowledge. This is the 17th time Accenture has been named a Global MAKE Winner.

Arup - The 2014 Global MAKE panel selected Arup as a winner for creating a learning organisation. For Arup this is its first time it has made the MAKE list.

Deloitte - Big Four Deloitte has been recognised for developing new knowledge-based services and solutions. It is the fourth time that Deloitte has been named a Global MAKE winner.

EY - EY has been named a Global MAKE winner for delivering value based on stakeholder knowledge, which is the firm’s 16th win.

PwC - PwC has been recognised for creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing. PwC has been named Global MAKE winner for the 13th year. 

According to Teleos and The KNOW Network, knowledge management leaders realise twice the return on shareholder value via a vis their 'average' competitors.