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Effective knowledge transfer in multinational corporations

Author: Chini, Tina C. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 184 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 140394220XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Effective Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations Contents List of Exhibits Foreword by Bodo B. Schlegelmilch Preface Acknowledgements ix xii xiv xvi 1 Positioning The knowledge management challenge Aim of the research 1 1 2 2 Knowledge and the MNC Introduction to knowledge management: a conceptual background The relevance of knowledge management in the MNC 5 5 19 3 Knowledge-Based Determinants of MNC Strategic Configuration Headquarters--subsidiary relationships Strategic mandates, coordination and control The capability perspective Contingency factors 37 37 39 49 52 4 A Model of Knowledge Transfer in MNCs Strategic mandate Value of knowledge stock Knowledge transfer capabilities Knowledge transfer effectiveness Organizational distance Cultural distance 58 58 60 61 64 65 66 5 Research Design and Methodology Research context Data collection Operationalization and measures 68 68 70 76 6 Analysis and Results Descriptives of the unit of analysis Analysis of the model's constructs Hierarchical relationships and culturally close subsidiaries Hierarchical relationships and culturally distant subsidiaries Lateral relationships of subsidiaries 81 81 82 107 124 129 7 Conclusion, Limitations and Implications Conclusion Limitations Implications for future research Managerial implications 138 138 145 146 147 Appendix I Specification of the Measurement Model Appendix 2 Model Identification and Assessment Notes and References Bibliography Index 149 153 157 159 170

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