Knowledge transfer and expatriation practices in MNCs


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Knowledge transfer and expatriation practices in MNCs

Show simple item record Minbaeva, Dana en_US Michailova, Snejina en_US 2009-02-04T10:26:41Z 2009-02-04T10:26:41Z 2004-01-21T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract There is a limited amount of studies, which investigate how different managerial practices may influence the behavior of knowledge senders in multinational corporations (MNCs). This paper addresses this gap by looking at whether and how certain expatriation practices can enhance a) the ability and b) the willingness of expatriates to transfer the knowledge they possess from the headquarters to the respective subsidiaries. By stepping on two bodies of literature, namely the knowledge transfer literature and the expatriation literature, we suggest that MNCs may enhance the expatriates’ willingness to transfer their knowledge through the employment of long-term expatriation practices. Expatriates’ ability to transfer knowledge may be increased through their involvement in short-term assignments, frequent flyers arrangements and international commuters practices. We test empirically the hypotheses on the basis of data from 92 subsidiaries of Danish MNCs located in 11 countries. Key words: knowledge transfer, MNC, expatriation, dissemination capacity en_US
dc.format.extent 32 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CKG Working Paper;2003-13 en_US
dc.subject.other multinationale selskaber en_US
dc.subject.other videnoverførsel en_US
dc.subject.other udstationering en_US
dc.subject.other danmark en_US
dc.subject.other datterselskaber en_US
dc.title Knowledge transfer and expatriation practices in MNCs en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04jan21 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for East European Studies
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEES
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for East European Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEES
dc.idnumber x656378629 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US
dc.title.subtitle the role of disseminative capacity en_US

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