Teleos Names Asia's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises

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Teleos has announced the Winners of the 2012 Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. Samsung SDS has been recognized as this year's Overall Asian MAKE Winner.

2012 Asian MAKE Winners

Sang Woo Yoon, Chief Knowledge Officer, Samsung SDS, said: "It is a great honor to receive the 2012 Asian MAKE Award. We look forward to opportunities to share our experiences in knowledge management."

Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the Winners of the 2012 Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. This year's 26 Asian MAKE Winners are (in alphabetical order):

-- Arup Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China)
-- Asian Development Bank (Asia)
-- Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (China)
-- China Merchants Bank (China)
-- China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd. (China)
-- eClerx Services Limited (India)
-- Eureka Forbes (India)
-- Hong Kong Productivity Council (Hong Kong SAR, China)
-- Infosys Limited (India)
-- Korea Water Resources Corporation (S. Korea)
-- Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon IC (India)
-- MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong SAR, China)
-- Neusoft Corporation (China)
-- POSCO (S. Korea)
-- Samsung Electronics (S. Korea)
-- Samsung SDS (S. Korea)
-- Siemens Limited China (China)
-- Singapore Armed Forces (Singapore)
-- Tata Consultancy Services (India)
-- Tata Steel (India)
-- Toyota (Japan)
-- Toyota Astra Motor (Indonesia)
-- United Tractors (Indonesia)
-- Wipro Technologies (India)
-- Woods Bagot (Australia)
-- WorleyParsons (Australia)

The 2012 Asian MAKE Winners were recognized at a special Awards Ceremony at the 13th annual World Knowledge Forum, held in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung SDS was recognized as the Overall Asian MAKE Winner.

A panel of Asian-based 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

Successfully managing enterprise knowledge yields big dividends. The 2012 Asian MAKE Winners' average Return on Revenues (ROR) was 14.5% -- 3.9 times that of the Fortune 500 ROR company median. The average Return on Assets (ROA) for the 2012 Asian MAKE Winners was 9.7% -- over 3.8 times that of the Fortune 500 ROA company median.

2012 Asian MAKE Hall of Fame

A total of 94 organizations have been named Asian MAKE Finalists since the Asian MAKE research began in 2002. And, of this group, only 56 organizations have been recognized as Asian MAKE Winners.

An even more select group of organizations form the 2012 Asian MAKE Hall of Fame. These 10 organizations have been Asian MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Eureka Forbes, Infosys Limited, Korea Water Resources Corporation, MindTree Limited, POSCO, Samsung SDS, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel, Toyota and Wipro Technologies.


Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research firm, administers the MAKE program. The KNOW Network is a Web-based global community of organizations dedicated to achieving superior performance through networking and best practice knowledge sharing.

The MAKE research program consists of the annual Global MAKE study -- the international benchmark for world-class knowledge organizations -- and regional MAKE studies for the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as national MAKE studies in Brazil, Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, Indonesia and Iran.

Contact Teleos for the free "2012 Asian MAKE Report" Executive Summary.

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