A Knowledge System Approach to the Multinational Company: Conceptual Grounding and Implications for Research

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A Knowledge System Approach to the Multinational Company: Conceptual Grounding and Implications for Research

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dc.contributor.author Dos, Yves en_US
dc.contributor.author Foss, Nicolai J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Santos, José en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815331 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7442
dc.description.abstract The role of knowledge, organizational learning, and innovation as levers of competitive advantage is now a commonly acknowledged insight in research in international management. However, while the agglomeration of insights of described as the "knowledge-based view” is a promising theoretical lens, insights are not organized into a unifying framework and there are significant holes in the understanding of how knowledge may be turned into a source of competitive advantage for MNCs. In order to advance the knowledge-based theory of the MNC, we develop the notion of the MNC as a global knowledge system linking local knowledge structures and combining local knowledge elements that are complementary to confer strategic advantage, and relate this to the theory of complex systems deriving from the work of Herbert Simon. These ideas are used to frame the changing environments, strategic intents, and learning stances that characterize MNCs, and to derive a set of research challenges for MNC research. en_US
dc.format.extent 40 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-20 en_US
dc.title A Knowledge System Approach to the Multinational Company: Conceptual Grounding and Implications for Research en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08jul23 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815331 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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