The MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and HRM

Dana Minbaeva, Torben Pedersen, Ingmar Björkman, Carl Fey, Hyeon Jeong Park

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Resumé

    Based on a sample of 169 subsidiaries of MNCs operating in USA, Russia, and China, this paper investigates the relationship between MNC subsidiary HRM practices, absorptive capacity and knowledge transfer. The paper makes two key contributions. First, the paper examines the relationship between the application of specific HRM practices and the level of the absorptive capacity. Second, the paper suggests that absorptive capacity should be conceptualized as being comprised of two dimensions—ability and motivation. Further, results indicate that the interaction ofability and motivation (absorptive capacity) significantly facilitate transfer of knowledge from other parts of the MNC.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    UdgiverCopenhagen Business School, CBS
    Antal sider30
    StatusUdgivet - 5 dec. 2001
    NavnWorking Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    Nummer14-2001

    Emneord

    • Videnoverførsel
    • Multinationale selskaber

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    Minbaeva, D., Pedersen, T., Björkman, I., Fey, C., & Park, H. J. (2001). The MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and HRM. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS. Working Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Nr. 14-2001
    Minbaeva, Dana ; Pedersen, Torben ; Björkman, Ingmar ; Fey, Carl ; Park, Hyeon Jeong. / The MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and HRM. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS, 2001. (Working Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School; Nr. 14-2001).
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    Publikation: Working paperForskning

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    Minbaeva D, Pedersen T, Björkman I, Fey C, Park HJ. The MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and HRM. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS. 2001 dec 5.