PwC wins 2013 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award

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HANOI, 9 December 2013 – PwC has been announced a winner for the 12th time of the Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award 2013. PwC ranked in the 5th position, up from the 8th position in 2012. PwC has been specifically recognised in the 2013 Global MAKE study for creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing and maximising enterprise intellectual capital.

The award panel includes Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognised experts in knowledge management/intellectual capital/innovation/organisational learning. The award criteria comprise eight key knowledge performance dimensions, which are considered as the visible drivers of value creation and competitive advantage.

According to Rory Chase, Managing Director of Teleos, one of the organisers of the MAKE Award, “PwC is a 12-time Global MAKE Award winner, and belongs to the even more select group: the 2013 Global MAKE Hall of Fame - organisations which have been global MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual Global MAKE studies. PwC is recognised for its collaborative knowledge sharing enterprise environment and ability to maximise a firm's intellectual capital.” “The 2013 Global MAKE Winners”- added Roy - “have been recognised as leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions. Their expanding portfolios of intellectual capital are enabling them to out-perform their competitors during this period of continuing global economic uncertainty.”

"We are extremely pleased to be recognised as a global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise Award winner. Our continuing position in the ranking is testament to our people and the way in which we are effectively transforming knowledge within PwC.  Our passion for sharing and collaborating flows right across our network and enables us to deliver the value our clients are looking for, each and every day. Being ranked by MAKE as a top professional services firm again is an achievement to be proud of”, said Paula Young, PwC’s Knowledge Leader.

As organisations around the world today are facing various challenges in attracting, developing, and bringing out the best in knowledge workers to stay one step ahead of their competitors, This PwC’s global award has proven the firm’s best thinking and practice in knowledge creation and utilisation in the business organisation.  

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About the MAKE Awards

The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) research program was established in 1998 to recognise leading organisations for their ability to transform corporate knowledge into enterprise intellectual capital and shareholder wealth. Regional MAKE studies are conducted for the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as the Global MAKE and Global Independent Operating Unit (IOU) MAKE studies. In addition, national MAKE studies are conducted for a number of other territories.

A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally recognised knowledge management/intellectual capital/innovation/organisational learning experts select the winners each year. The panel rate organisations against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions - seen as visible drivers of competitive advantage and intellectual capital growth, as follows:

1. creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture
2. developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
3. developing and delivering knowledge-based products/services/solutions
4. maximising enterprise intellectual capital
5. creating an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing
6. creating a learning organisation
7. delivering value based on stakeholder knowledge
8. transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value

About PwC:

PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com and http://www.pwc.com/vn.

About PwC Vietnam:

PwC Vietnam established offices in Hanoi and HCMC in 1994. Our team of approximately 650 local and expatriate staff has a thorough understanding of the business environment in Vietnam and a wide knowledge of policies and procedures covering investment, tax, legal, accounting and consulting matters throughout Vietnam.

PwC Vietnam has built strong relationships with key ministries, financial institutions, state owned enterprises, private companies, commercial organisations and the ODA community. We also have a foreign law company in Vietnam, licensed by the Ministry of Justice with a head office in Ho Chi Minh City and a branch office in Hanoi.

We go the extra mile to help our clients achieve their objectives. We possess skill sets and industry knowledge that our clients require at a local level across our network. We offer an integrated service, bringing a breadth of skills and depth of resources to our clients wherever they do business, throughout Asia and in the rest of the world.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

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