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When same is (not) the aim: A treatise on organizational cultural fit and knowledge transfer
Stockholm Sch Econ, Box 6501, S-11383 Stockholm, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. Stockholm Sch Econ, Box 6501, S-11383 Stockholm, Sweden..
Aalto Univ, Sch Business, POB 21210, Aalto 00076, Finland.;Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China..
2018 (English)In: Journal of world business (Print), ISSN 1090-9516, E-ISSN 1878-5573, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 151-163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multinationals (MNCs) need to find the balance between developing a globally standardized organizational culture and having multiple locally- adapted organizational cultures. Past literature embodies the bias that differences between MNC units, unless managed, would lead to adverse consequences. To counter this negative bias, we focus on cultural fit, which is the amount of difference yielding maximum benefit. We argue that depending on comparison criterion and desired outcome, fit could be achieved by establishing similarities or maintaining differences. Using evolutionary economics, we explore knowledge transfer within MNCs and test our hypotheses on fit using a unique dyadic dataset from 186 MNCs.

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC , 2018. Vol. 53, no 2, p. 151-163
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Cultural distance, Cultural differences and similarities, Cultural fit, Knowledge transfer, Organizational culture
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348384DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.09.002ISI: 000425200600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-348384DiVA, id: diva2:1197957
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved

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