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Bridging the distance: Managing cross-border knowledge holders

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  • Shenxue Li

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  • Hugh Scullion

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    This article examines the micro-level operational difficulties for multinational corporations (MNCs) to generate value from its highly geographically dispersed cross-border knowledge and studies the strategies for overcoming them. Using China as the research context, we identify key geographical, institutional and cultural features of cross-border knowledge holders and examine the dimensions of distance that separates them. We then link these dimensions to the conditions that facilitate cross-border knowledge building processes. In doing so, we propose a conceptual model for overcoming these context-specific knowledge management barriers. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 71-92

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:asiapa:v:23:y:2006:i:1:p:71-92

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    Keywords: Cross-border knowledge management; Knowledge holders; Management barriers; China;

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