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Knowledge transfer mechanisms and global R&D operations in MNCs
China Everbright Bank Co. Ltd, Shijiazhuang, China.
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8603-9269
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), ISSN 0219-8770, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 1550011-1-1550011-18, article id 1550011Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the development of globalization, companies will need worldwide resources for R&D. Multinational corporations (MNCs) will rely on their subunits located in different countries for R&D. As a result, knowledge transfer between headquarters and subunits or among subunits will be crucial for MNCs to operate their R&D activities. This study explores the relationship between knowledge transfer and R&D operations, using a qualitative research approach including four multinational companies. We conducted a cross-case analysis connecting four R&D configurations and two knowledge transfer mechanisms: expatriate management policy and communication frequency. Results show that both transfer mechanisms are very important for MNCs for the management of knowledge transfer in global R&D operations. However, each of these mechanisms will need different a focus depending on R&D strategy and configuration. The article summarizes recommendations for managers as drawn from these insights. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.

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Singapore: World Scientific, 2015. Vol. 12, no 2, p. 1550011-1-1550011-18, article id 1550011
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Knowledge transfer mechanisms, R&D configuration, MNC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25070DOI: 10.1142/S021987701550011XISI: 000369983700005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84939207550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25070DiVA, id: diva2:712545
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Knowledge Foundation, 20100255Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved

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