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Global Knowledge Management

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

in Global Strategy

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195167207
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789825 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.003.0006

Series: Strategic Management Series

Global Knowledge Management

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This chapter focuses on managing knowledge in the global organization. In the global economy, knowledge is moving around the world at a faster and faster rate. MNEs must develop their strategies by tapping into the repositories of knowledge that exist in all parts of the company. This chapter explores the nature of organizational knowledge and considers the transactional problem that results because knowledge is context dependent. Moreover, in the fast moving global economy, innovation is critical for competitiveness. The chapter considers the knowledge source of innovation in the MNE. Firms must find and exploit valuable knowledge from inside and outside their organization in all the geographic markets in which the company operates. How MNEs can create knowledge-oriented cultures is discussed.

Keywords: innovation; transfer; context; competitiveness

Chapter.  8964 words. 

Subjects: Business Strategy

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