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A processual analysis of knowledge transfer: From foreign MNEs to Chinese suppliers

Duanmu, J-L and Fai, FM (2007) A processual analysis of knowledge transfer: From foreign MNEs to Chinese suppliers International Business Review, 16 (4). pp. 449-473.

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This paper investigates vertical knowledge transfers from inward-invested multinational enterprises to indigenous Chinese suppliers in the electrical and electronics industry in Wuxi, China. Through 16 dyadic case studies, a three-stage pathway of relationship development is established in which the types of knowledge transferred evolve as the relationship and the cooperative activities within it, deepen. Contingency factors are found to either accelerate or prolong the relationship development at each stage. We conclude with implications of our findings for academic scholars and managers. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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Date : August 2007
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2007.04.004
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:02
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:24

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