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Analyzing Knowledge Processes – Knowledge Transfer in Theory and Practice

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  • Dr. Katalin Dobrai

    ()
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs)

  • Dr. Ferenc Farkas

    ()
    (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs)

  • Dr. Zsuzsa Karoliny

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    (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs)

  • Dr. József Poór

    ()
    (Faculty of Business, Szent István University)

Abstract

This paper examines multinational enterprises from the perspective of knowledge management. It has two goals: based on recent management research, it highlights first a few critical issues of knowledge transfer at multinational companies. After the review of literature, knowledge sharing is studied with the help of a research project conducted with the participation of the authors of this paper. The Central and Eastern European International Research Team (CEEIRT) – researchers from universities in Central and Eastern Europe – is studying the trends in the changing HR practices. Using data on 74 Hungarian subsidiaries of multinational enterprises, this paper analyses knowledge transfer aspects in the HR practice and compares them with international research results. Through this, the article contributes to better understanding of knowledge transfer processes within multinational organizations.

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This chapter was published in: György Kadocsa (ed.) , , pages 185-196, 2011.

This item is provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Proceedings- 9th International Conference on Mangement, Enterprise and Benchmarking (MEB 2011) with number 185-196.

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  1. Liliana Pérez-Nordtvedt & Ben L. Kedia & Deepak K. Datta & Abdul A. Rasheed, 2008. "Effectiveness and Efficiency of Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer: An Empirical Examination," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(4), pages 714-744, 06.
  2. Desouza, Kevin & Evaristo, Roberto, 2003. "Global Knowledge Management Strategies," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 62-67, February.
  3. Raymond van Wijk & Justin J. P. Jansen & Marjorie A. Lyles, 2008. "Inter- and Intra-Organizational Knowledge Transfer: A Meta-Analytic Review and Assessment of its Antecedents and Consequences," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(4), pages 830-853, 06.
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