A model that analyzes the joint effect of four determinants of knowledge transfer
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[German title: Ein Modell, das den gemeinsamen Effekt von vier Bestimmungsfaktoren des Wissenstransfers analysiert]

Knowledge transfer in multinational corporations
Dana B. Minbaeva
Management International Review, Volume 47, Number 4 / Oktober 2007: 567-593

Abstract and Key Results :

  • This paper develops and tests a model that analyzes the joint effect of four determinants of knowledge transfer — characteristics of knowledge, characteristics of both knowledge senders and receivers, and the relationships between them — on the degree of knowledge transfer from headquarters to subsidiaries. 
  • The results of the statistical analysis challenge the view that the success of knowledge transfer is exclusively a function of the characteristics of that knowledge. To fully understand the process of knowledge transfer, it is important to include characteristics of the individuals involved in the transfer process as well as characteristics of the context in which knowledge transfer takes place. 

Key Words: Knowledge Transfer – Multinational Corporations

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