If you replace "as with" with like in the second example, you can see more clearly a second problem in the wording (augmenting the problem of widely shared uniqueness that StoneyB pointed out): Nokia isn't merely like a large organization; it is a large organization. So the wording of the opening part of the sentence really ought to be "Like any other large organisation..." (I'm also not sold on the idea that organizations "collaborate" with their own employees, as opposed to treating or managing them in a certain way; but this is far afield from the question of how "as with" functions in the two examples.)
Until the Bronze Age collapse, which occurred just prior to the age of David and Solomon , the world was a natural empire (Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25) that stretched from India to Nubia and from Spain to Norway and in which every tribe and nation freely conversed with all the others. Mankind had existed as hunter gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years but from 40,000 years ago people began to produce paintings in caves all over the world that are so advanced and shockingly similar that they could have come from one and the same local art school down the street. Much later but within the span of a few centuries mankind settled globally into agricultural societies. Nearly simultaneously and pretty much everywhere man began to erect similar stone monuments; monuments that demonstrated cooperation between great groups of people, and a shared sense of purpose and symbolism. Long before metallurgy became prominent, societies all over the world had advanced knowledge of mathematics, cosmology, the biosphere and themselves.
The nature and origin of consciousness and the mind itself are also widely debated in science. The explanatory gap is generally equated with the hard problem of consciousness , and the question of free will is also considered to be of fundamental importance. These subjects are mostly addressed in the fields of cognitive science , neuroscience (. the neuroscience of free will ) and philosophy of mind , though some evolutionary biologists and theoretical physicists have also made several allusions to the subject.