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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : International Business in Tough Times
    EditorsTatiana Kostova, Tunga Kiyak
    Number of pages20
    PublisherAcademy of International Business
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventAIB 2010 Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 25 Jun 201029 Jun 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceAIB 2010 Annual Meeting
    CountryBrazil
    CityRio de Janeiro
    Period25/06/201029/06/2010
    SeriesAcademy of International Business
    ISSN2078-0435

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    Scandinavia
    learning
    China
    theory formation
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    industry
    interview
    knowledge

    Keywords

    • reverse knowledge transfer
    • Global and local knowledge
    • MNCs and global innovation
    • Context

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    Søberg, P. V. (2010). Contextual influences on reverse knowledge transfer: A multiple case study on disparate contexts. In T. Kostova, & T. Kiyak (Eds.), 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
    Søberg, Peder Veng. / Contextual influences on reverse knowledge transfer : A multiple case study on disparate contexts. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: International Business in Tough Times. editor / Tatiana Kostova ; Tunga Kiyak. Academy of International Business, 2010. (Academy of International Business).
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