And managers to assist multinational corporations towards managing knowledge transfer involving expatriates and hcns subjects: arts & humanities human resource management information/knowledge man- agement project management social sciences work & organizational psychology. Practice of employing expatriates may be a strategic move on the part of a multinational corporations (mncs) to increase the international experience and knowledge base of present and future managers (boyacigiller & adler, 1991) thus, expatriation is a tool by which organizations can gather and maintain a resident. Doctorate in business administration from the university of erlangen-nürnberg his research interests include international human resource management, opportunism, trust and control in transnational business relationships, and knowledge transfer in mncs he is actively involved in international executive education. Some of the critical issues of knowledge transfer at multinational companies, based on international human resource when studying the knowledge management features of multinational companies we can turn to the ( expatriates) and the assignees from a subsidiary appointed for a long-term stay abroad at the parent. Thesis title expatriate knowledge sharing, replacement and repatriation processes in linkage hindering expatriates' and repatriates' knowledge sharing at the case company metso, and thereafter managing and improving multinational enterprises' (mne hereafter) expatriate processes (eg.
Knowledge transfer from european multinational corporations to their subsidiaries in china: contextual perspectives and expatriate's roles wang jincheng thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of phd in general management, strategy and. Commitment, and productivity of hcns in the subsidiaries as such, understanding and identifying ways in which multinational organizations can minimize the likelihood of expatriates failing on their assignments, while maximizing the potential for success among expatriate managers, have been a significant concern for both. Human resource management doi: 101002/hrm the bridging role of expatriates and inpatriates in knowledge transfer in multinational corporations 681 in the remaining sections, we develop a set of hypotheses about the role of international staff for knowledge transfer in mncs.
A study by people management experts jaime bonache and chris brewster for the thunderbird international business review on globalisation, expatriates and but they do not reveal this), they're able to give practical insight to how a large mnc relies heavily on the employment of expatriates for 'knowledge transfer. Expatriate management in emerging market multinational enterprises (emnes): reflection and future research agenda some potential synergies between chinese and african cultural values are moderated by a low importance placed on the knowledge transfer role of chinese expatriates and by the impact of the. Levels expatriate managers and knowledge transfer the expatriation literature frequently cites the need to transfer resources abroad as a primary reason for expatriating capable home-country nationals to foreign affiliates (dowling et al, 1994) mncs use competent expatriates as a means of organizational development,.
1 department of business administration, bali state polytechnic, indonesia jl kampus bukit 1 introduction competitive advantages of mncs have increasingly depended on their unique knowledge which send their expatriates to transfer knowledge because it is vital in improving the performance of subsidiaries. Several factors motivate the participation of expatriates in the management of the international units of multinational firms in their seminal work, edström and galbraith (1977) identified three motivating factors: i) transfer of technical knowledge to a developing country ii) managerial development of the expatriate executive. (mnc) knowledge management to include the importance of active involve- ment in a keywords: host country nationals, liaison role, knowledge management mncs and their assigned expatriates who neglect attention to the host country workforce as a critical source of local knowledge and information may greatly limit.
Knowledge transfer multinational corporations expatriates cite this paper yang, r and he, x (2014) a framework for research and practice: relationship between expatriate knowledge transfer, subsidiary absorptive capacity, and subsidiary performance open journal of business and management, 2, 73-77 doi:. This study investigates anglo expatriate managers' learning, knowledge acquisition, and adjustment to the host culture when working within anglo multinational companies operating in china a structural equation model based on data from 121 expatriate managers reveals that anglo managers adjust more effectively when. Than 800 subsidiaries of mncs in thirteen countries by disaggregating the role of knowledge transfer across management functions, directions of knowledge transfer, and type of international assignees, we find that (1) expatriate presence generally increases function-specific knowledge transfer from and.
Resource dependency theory 307 the resource-based view of the firm 307 the knowledge-based view of the firm and organisational learning theory 309 relational and social capital theory 311 a model of global hrm 317 chapter 14 managing expatriation 321 introduction 321 strategic planning. Competition for talent is fierce in india, where variable pay plays a critical role in managing performance and cost with these drivers in mind, how can multinational companies hire the best employees and (crucially) keep hold of them steps to success include: increasing standard starting salaries, allowances, and. The role of expatriates as vehicles for disseminating knowledge across multinational corporation (mnc) units has emerged as a new area in the international human resource management (ihrm) literature (minbaeva and michailova, 2004) some studies (eg bonache and brewster, 2001 tsang, 1999 ) show that mncs.
This study analyzes the role of the cultural intelligence (cq) of expatriate managers in the processes of conventional (ckt) and reverse knowledge transfer (rkt) in in multinational companies (mncs) the partial least squares -structural equation modeling (pls-sem) technique was adopted to analyze the data from a. Abstract: this paper addresses the topic of knowledge management in multinational companies (mncs) its purpose is to examine the role of expatriates in knowledge acquisition and transfer within mncs specifically it focuses on knowledge acquisition and transfer from one mnc head office located in germany to two. The study contributes to the existing literature by differentiating the role of direct technological knowledge to r&d output from that of r&d management, and comparing these roles played by locally-recruited r&d personnel with their expatriate counterparts in multinational subsidiaries in an emerging economy setting.
The expatriate, in his or her traditional leadership role in a foreign operation on behalf of an mnc, is the exclusive major global player, as if the contributions of the host country workforce were only of minor consequence and not worthy of study in the total picture of mnc knowledge management” (p 650) there are, of. Over the past decade, we have studied the management of expatriates at about 750 us, european, and japanese companies we asked both the expatriates when making international assignments, they focus on knowledge creation and global leadership development many companies send people abroad to reward. Will serve as a tool in knowledge sharing as well as keeping the expatriate within the company after completing the key words knowledge transfer, expatriation, knowledge management, knowledge sharing mnc during an international assignment, the knowledge transfer process must be examined being one of the.