Translation of relational practices in an MNC subsidiary:symmetrical, asymmetrical, and substitutive strategies

Demir, Robert and Fjellström, Daniella (2012) Translation of relational practices in an MNC subsidiary:symmetrical, asymmetrical, and substitutive strategies. Asian Business and Management, 11 (4). pp. 369-393. ISSN 1476-9328

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Abstract

Extant research on knowledge transfer within multinational corporations has increasingly focused on knowledge flow, but ignored the process of knowledge translation. Building on translation theory, this article seeks to explain how the translation of relational practices by local Chinese managers occurs in a Swedish multinational corporation subsidiary in China. The findings show that middle managers in the subsidiary adopt three different translation strategies: symmetrical, asymmetrical and substitutive. These strategies and their key drivers, and implications for further research, are discussed.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Asian Business and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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80867
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Deposited On:
15 Aug 2016 10:52
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Yes
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Published
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29 Jul 2020 02:30