The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 315 European executives from manufacturing industries in May 2007 about their attitudes to knowledge management. The survey and paper were sponsored by Siemens UGS PLM Software.
Respondents represent a range of key manufacturing industries, including general manufacturing, information technology, telecoms, chemicals, automotive and consumer goods. Approximately 65% of respondents represent companies with revenues in excess of US$500m. Around 50% of respondents are C-level, or board-level executives or equivalent.
Our editorial team conducted the survey and wrote the paper. The author was Sarah Murray and the editor was Rob Mitchell. The findings expressed in this summary do not necessarily reflect the views of our sponsors. Our thanks go to the survey respondents and interviewees for their time and insight.