MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity, and HRM

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

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    Abstract

    Based on a sample of 169 subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in the USA, Russia, and Finland, this paper investigates the relationship between MNC subsidiary human resource management (HRM) practices, absorptive capacity, and knowledge transfer. First, we examine the relationship between the application of specific HRM practices and the level of the absorptive capacity. Second, we suggest that absorptive capacity should be conceptualized as being comprised of both employees' ability and motivation. Further, results indicate that both ability and motivation (absorptive capacity) are needed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from other parts of the MNC.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of International Business Studies
    Volume34
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)586-599
    Number of pages14
    ISSN0047-2506
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • Absorptive capacity
    • HRM
    • Knowledge transfer

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    Minbaeva, Dana ; Pedersen, Torben ; Björkman, Ingmar ; Fey, Carl F. ; Park, Hyeon Jeong. / MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity, and HRM. In: Journal of International Business Studies. 2003 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 586-599.
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    In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2003, p. 586-599.

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