uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Knowledge development and sharing in multinational corporations: The case of a centre of excellence and a transnational team
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2006 (English)In: International Business Review, ISSN 0969-5931, Vol. 15, no 4, 381-400 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we link the discussion on the differentiated multinational corporation (MNC) with organisational mechanisms for knowledge development and sharing. The aim is to explore the impact of different organisational mechanisms on knowledge development and sharing. Using case-study data-drawn from the same MNC-to explore two different organisational mechanisms, a Centre of Excellence and a transnational team, the findings illustrate how multifaceted knowledge development and sharing are. The organisational structure of the two organisational mechanisms partly determines whether knowledge development occurs locally or globally. This, in turn, has consequences for how knowledge sharing evolves. The sharing process is like a double-edged sword: how to share globally while allowing for local adaptations or how to share locally while developing global knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 15, no 4, 381-400 p.
Keyword [en]
centres of excellence, headquarters, knowledge, multinational corporations, transnational teams
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-155607DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2006.05.002ISI: 000239747100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-155607DiVA: diva2:426865
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2011-06-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Department of Business Studies
In the same journal
International Business Review
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 233 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link