Corporate Language and Implications for Organizational Learning

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    Abstrakt

    This paper explores empirically implications of language use for MNCs’ learning from subsidiaries. Drawing on sociolinguistic literature, the article argues that while employing a single corporate language facilitates quick and direct communication of explicit knowledge, such a language design is insufficient to leverage contextually specific and culturally embedded knowledge. This indicates the need for disentangling language and culture. The paper further argues for the need to go beyond national language to consider how prevailing kinds of corporate talk may curb headquarters potential for learning from cultural and contextual diversity.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelAcademy of Management Proceedings 2013
    RedaktørerLeslie Toombs
    UdgivelsesstedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
    ForlagAcademy of Management
    Publikationsdato2013
    Artikelnummer10650
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2013: Capitalism in Question - Lake Bueno Vista (Orlando), FL, USA
    Varighed: 9 aug. 201313 aug. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 73
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2013
    Nummer73
    LandUSA
    ByLake Bueno Vista (Orlando), FL
    Periode09/08/201313/08/2013
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
    Vol/bind2013
    ISSN2151-6561

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    Emneord

    • Corporate language
    • Organizational learning

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