Here is more tech for this first week of the year. Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners. I have covered this award in the past. This award always brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times. These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM. I am pleased that this award is still around and still relevant.
The 16th annual Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) studies began on April 15, 2013. The 2013 MAKE research program consists of the Global, Americas, Asian and European studies, as well as national studies for Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. This years winners include: Apple, Amazon, IBM and many others.
Successfully managing enterprise knowledge yields big dividends. The 2013 Global MAKE Winners trading on the NYSE/NASDAQ showed a Total Return to Shareholders (TRS) for the ten-year period 2003-2012 of 22.8% – 2.3 times the average Fortune 500 company median. The Return on Revenues (ROR) for the 2013 Global MAKE Winners was 12.3% – 3.8 times that of the Fortune 500 ROR median. The Return on Assets (ROA) for the 2013 Global MAKE Winners was 9.8% – 4.6 times that of the Fortune 500 ROA median.