The Tata Group has been rated as one of the 20 global winners of the 2006 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) programme, administered by Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company.
This is the first time an Indian company or corporate group has emerged as a winner of this programme, which started in 1998. "The Tata Group is recognized in the 2006 Global MAKE study for developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership", Teleos said in the report.
Infosys Technologies and Wipro Technologies also made it to the list of 49 global finalists, but could not survive the final cut.
Toyota Motor was selected as the overall global winner for the second consecutive year. Of the 20 global winners, 8 are from the US while 8 Asian companies and 2 European companies made it to the list. Other Asian winners are from Japan and South Korea.
Winners, in alphabetical order, of the global 'Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises' for 2006 are:
1. Accenture (Global)
2. Apple Computer (United States)
3. BHP Billiton (Australia/United Kingdom)
4. Buckman Laboratories (United States)
5. Dell (United States)
6. Ernst & Young (Global)
7. Fluor (United States)
8. Google (United States)
9. Hewlett-Packard (United States)
10. Honda Motor (Japan)
11. McKinsey & Company (Global)
12. Microsoft (United States)
13. Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
14. PricewaterhouseCoopers (Global)
15. Samsung Group (S. Korea)
16. Sony (Japan)
17. Tata Group (India)
18. 3M (United States)
19. Toyota Motor (Japan)
20. Unilever (Netherlands / United Kingdom)
The selection was made a panel of senior corporate executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management/intellectual capital experts. Organisations were rated on the following parameters.
- Creating a corporate knowledge-driven culture
- Developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
- Delivering knowledge-based products / solutions
- Maximising enterprise intellectual capital
- Creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing
- Creating a learning organization
- Delivering value based on customer knowledge
- Transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value