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Do Parent Units Benefit from Reverse Knowledge Transfer?

Nair, Smitha R and Demirbag, Mehmet and Mellahi, Kamel and Pillai, Kishore Gopalakrishna (2018) 'Do Parent Units Benefit from Reverse Knowledge Transfer?' British Journal of Management, 29 (3). 428 - 444. ISSN 1045-3172

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Abstract

Emerging market multinationals resort to knowledge acquisitions from their overseas subsidiaries to springboard and realize their global ambitions. Drawing from the knowledge‐based view and social capital perspective, this study explores the effects of organizational collaboration and tacitness on multiple dimensions of reverse knowledge transfer (RKT). Data were collected through a survey, from senior and middle level managers of parent Indian multinationals, pertaining to RKT from their overseas subsidiaries. The hypotheses are analysed using partial least squares modelling. The results demonstrate positive effects between the extent and benefits of RKT. Collaboration was found to have a positive influence on both dimensions of RKT. Tacitness also has a positive impact on the benefits from RKT. The implications of the findings and the limitations of the study are discussed along with suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Mehmet Demirbag
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 12:24
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19164

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