Contextual influences on reverse knowledge transfer: A multiple case study on disparate contexts

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    Further development of theories about how contextual factors influence the beneficial reverse knowledge transfer from subsidiary to head quarters in disparate national country contexts, is the aim of our study. Earlier studies do not fully capture the different effects national country cultures can have on reverse
    knowledge transfer as opposed to their influence on primary knowledge transfer. The study is an in-depth, interview based, multiple case study in Scandinavia and China focusing on R&D transfer to China within two Scandinavia-based MNCs, which are leading within their industries. A proposition model is
    developed where the dependent variable is beneficial reverse knowledge transfer. The independent variables are: higher relative knowledge level in subsidiaty than in HQ, authority respect, activity fit with contextual learning preference. The conclusion suggest that different contexts promote different learning preferences and possibly complementarities may exist between these. Furthermore, double loop learning is not required for beneficial reverse knowledge transfer.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : International Business in Tough Times
    RedaktørerTatiana Kostova, Tunga Kiyak
    Antal sider20
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2010
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    BegivenhedAIB 2010 Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
    Varighed: 25 jun. 201029 jun. 2010

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    KonferenceAIB 2010 Annual Meeting
    LandBrasilien
    ByRio de Janeiro
    Periode25/06/201029/06/2010
    NavnAcademy of International Business
    ISSN2078-0435

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    Søberg, P. V. (2010). Contextual influences on reverse knowledge transfer: A multiple case study on disparate contexts. I T. Kostova, & T. Kiyak (red.), Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: International Business in Tough Times Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business