The impact of operational structure, lateral integrative mechanisms and control mechanisms on intra-MNE knowledge transfer
2006 (English)In: International Business Review, ISSN 0969-5931, Vol. 15, no 5, 547-569 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study develops and tests a comprehensive framework aimed at explaining outbound knowledge transfer at subsidiary level in multinational enterprises (MNEs). Three groups of influencing factors are examined; the operational structure surrounding the subsidiary, lateral integrative mechanisms and control mechanisms. Results indicate that the operational structure, knowledge sharing incentives, and subsidiary socialization, have a positive influence on outbound knowledge transfer. Further, permanent teams as lateral integrative mechanism negatively influence knowledge transfer, while the use of liaison mechanisms and temporary teams have a positive influence. Hypotheses are tested using data on 74 subsidiaries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 15, no 5, 547-569 p.
knowledge, MNE, technology, subsidiaries, transfer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94784DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2006.06.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94784DiVA: diva2:168765