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Research Handbook on Knowledge Transfer and International Business

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Research Handbook on Knowledge Transfer and International Business

9781788976107 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Zaheer Khan, Professor in Strategy and International Business, Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK, Smitha R. Nair, Professor of Strategy and International Business, Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, India and Yong Kyu Lew, Professor of International Business, HUFS Business School, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea
Publication Date: January 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78897 610 7 Extent: c 336 pp
This comprehensive and engaging Research Handbook provides a full examination of the modes and mechanisms of international knowledge transfer. Furthermore, it also provides in-depth insights into international knowledge transfer related challenges faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs).

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This comprehensive and engaging Research Handbook provides a full examination of the modes and mechanisms of international knowledge transfer. Furthermore, it also provides in-depth insights into international knowledge transfer related challenges faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs).
 
Chapters written by well-respected contributors provide extensive insights into the economic, technological, social, cultural and organizational aspects of knowledge transfer in international business and management. They also highlight the contextual influences imposed by the industrial sectors and countries that MNEs are associated with. Organised into three thematic parts, this Research Handbook provides interesting and important directions for future research within each chapter giving readers an opportunity to pursue these in greater depth.
 
This timely Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of international business and knowledge management. The practical case studies will provide a greater understanding of the topic and its challenges for managers of MNEs.
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‘This book addresses the all important topic of international knowledge transfer, which is especially salient in the era of globalization and digital platforms. Novel technologies are giving new impetus to knowledge transfer. The volume addresses contemporary firms in the knowledge economy, and offers a truly global perspective from a cadre of recognized scholars from around the world.’
– Gary Knight, Willamette University, US

‘Now more than ever, success in the global economy requires in depth understanding of cross-border knowledge transfer, including the skills and competencies that make a successful transfer possible. This Handbook is an invaluable guide for the scholars and practitioners who stand in the frontline of this challenge.’
–Oded Shenkar, The Ohio State University, US

‘Khan, Nair and Lew manage to bring together a captivating set of contributions on knowledge transfer in the international business context. The Research Handbook is nicely organised around strategic dimensions, societal and human resource dimensions and finishes off with chapters on subsidiary knowledge creation and development. This book offers a systematic and contemporary account of the state of art knowledge on knowledge transfer.’
– Rudolf R. Sinkovics, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and LUT University, Finland

‘Cross border knowledge transfer is becoming vital for firms to develop competitive advantage. This Research Handbook on Knowledge Transfer and International Business provides a comprehensive account of cross-border knowledge transfer modes and mechanisms and the role of multinational enterprises in the transfer of knowledge. This book is an essential reading for researchers in knowledge transfer and competitive advantage.’
– Pervez Ghauri, University of Birmingham, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: Ahmad Arslan, Deborah Callaghan, Nigel Driffield, Ismail Gölgeci, Lamia Ben Hamida, Shuna Shu Ham Ho, Pia Hurmelinna, Zaheer Khan, Minnie Kontkanen, Olli Kuivalainen, Jae Eun Lee, Jongmin Lee, Tiina Leposky, Smitha R. Nair, Yong Kyu Lew, James H. Love, Stefano Menghinello, Chang Hoon Oh, Jan-Tore Øian, Byung Il Park, Matti Saari, Mayumi Tabata, Heini Vanninen, Jerra Veeger, Michelle K. Westermann-Behaylo, Jie Wu 
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