Tapping the power of local knowledge:a local-global interactive perspective

Li, Shenxue and Easterby-Smith, Mark Peter Victor and Lyles, Marjorie A. and Clark, Timothy (2016) Tapping the power of local knowledge:a local-global interactive perspective. Journal of World Business, 51 (4). pp. 641-653. ISSN 1090-9516

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Existing theories of international business and strategy do not fully explain how local knowledge disadvantage faced by foreign investors can be mitigated. We conducted an in-depth qualitative study into four MNCs to investigate the micro-processes of how they generated value from their dispersed sources of local knowledge in China. The results suggest an interactive model: that MNCs employed management processes encompassing three strategically interconnected efforts—global knowledge penetration, local-global knowledge blending, and local-global knowledge integration. The model highlights the interplay between global and local knowledge and challenges extant research that solely focuses on the transfer of either home-based or local knowledge.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of World Business
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1406
Subjects:
ID Code:
79245
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
15 Aug 2016 14:00
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
01 Sep 2020 03:10