The Role of Expatriates in MNCs Knowledge Mobilization Vol: 27


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781780521121
Published:
07 Oct 2011
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Series:
International Business and Management
This book explores the role of expatriates in the mobilization, nurturing and sharing of knowledge between their original (parent/home) country and the MNCs' host countries. Included are topics related to the management of knowledge and the tools, methods and practices that can be customized to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in MNC settings. The text is an in-depth international compendium of theoretical and empirical studies about the role of expatriates in knowledge transfer at global levels. Thorough and comprehensive, it covers topics recognized by practitioners, academics, and researchers, yet about which very little has been published at an international level. It provides coverage that includes: organizational culture; cross-cultural differences; globalization; cross-generational issues, technology based sharing systems; intellectual capital management; linguistic differences; and, distinctive political practices. This book also investigates the challenges imposed by culture, generations, tools, laws, regulations, and language, and examines the benefits of knowledge management principles that originate from different cultures, heterogeneous knowledge, and diverse intellectual capital management in global settings.
List of Contributors. Introduction. Chapter 1 Theoretical Perspectives on Expatriate Gender Diversity. Chapter 2 The Inherent Challenges of Knowledge Transfer Across Countries and Cultures. Chapter 3 Knowledge Flows in International Business: A JIBS. Chapter 4 Expatriate Perspectives on Knowledge Transfers into Central and Eastern Europe. Chapter 5 Can a New Measure of ‘Managerial’ Knowledge Be a Good Predictor of Managerial Ability in Mexico's ‘Maquiladora. Chapter 6 Integrating Repatriated Managers in MNCs. Chapter 7 U.S. Expatriates, Postwar Knowledge Transfer and Japanese Telecommunications Revival. Chapter 8 Organisational Learning from Chinese Returners: An Exploratory Study of the Role of Cross-Cultural Interactions. Chapter 9 Living and Working Between Two Worlds: Using Qualitative Phenomenological Findings to Enhance Understanding of Lived Experiences. Chapter 10 Training Day –– Intercultural Communication Training for Expatriates: The Quest to Improve Intercultural Communication Competence. Chapter 11 Preparing Expatriate Managers of Multinational Organisations for the Cultural and Learning Imperatives of their Job in Dynamic Knowledge-based Environments. The Role of Expatriates in MNCs Knowledge Mobilization. International Business and Management. International Business and Management. Copyright page. Dedication.

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