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A concerted effort to transfer knowledge within European MNCs

Bengoa, Dolores Sanchez, Czinkota, M., Kaufmann, Hans Ruediger, Schrader, Marc Falko (2015) A concerted effort to transfer knowledge within European MNCs. European Journal of International Management, 9 (3). pp. 288-305. ISSN 1751 6757. (doi:10.1504/EJIM.2015.069164) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:58155)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2015.069164

Abstract

This conceptual paper contributes to the nascent debate on a stronger appreciation of subsidiaries' contribution to knowledge creation and transfer within the Multinational Corporation (MNC) network reflected by increased levels of reverse and/or horizontal knowledge transfer. Furthermore, the current literature implies scattered evidence with respect to the influential factors and controversial power interests on behalf of the players involved: the MNC headquarter, the individual subsidiaries and between the subsidiaries. For this reason, the paper aims to develop a holistic conceptual framework as a basis for a future research agenda on multidirectional knowledge transfer driven by a concerted effort of all partners involved. Owing to its high cultural density and diversity in a close geographical space, Europe is regarded an ideal and vibrant setting for research on knowledge creation. As a side effect of an increased level of competitiveness, MNCs might play a significant role in contributing to the EU objectives of higher levels of prosperity of an ever more integrated economy and of new energies for the region's technological and industrial development.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/EJIM.2015.069164
Uncontrolled keywords: reverse knowledge transfer, horizontal knowledge transfer, MNCs, multinational corporations, MNC networks, MNC subsidiaries, knowledge creation, EU, European Union
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Michael Czinkota
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58155 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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