Inter-organizational knowledge transfer:current issues and future prospects

Easterby-Smith, M. P. V. and Lyles, Marjorie and Tsang, Eric W. K. (2008) Inter-organizational knowledge transfer:current issues and future prospects. Journal of Management Studies, 45 (4). pp. 661-674. ISSN 0022-2380

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Many papers have been published recently in the fields of strategy and international business research incorporating the role of organizational knowledge as a basis of firm competitive advantage. While such knowledge is normally developed within the firm, it is important that firms possess the ability to learn from others in order to meet the increasing pace of competition. Knowledge transfer, defined here as an event through which one organization learns from the experience of another, has thus become an important research area within the broader domain of organizational learning and knowledge management. This paper presents a theoretical framework, identifies key themes covered by the six articles included in the Special Issue on Inter-Organizational Knowledge Transfer, and then discusses priorities for future research.

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