University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

International labour migration and tacit knowledge transactions: A multi-level perspective

Williams, AM (2006) International labour migration and tacit knowledge transactions: A multi-level perspective Global Networks, 7 (1). 29 - 50. ISSN 1470-2266

[img]
Preview
PDF
Williams Global Networks.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (151kB)
[img]
Preview
PDF (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf

Download (33kB)

Abstract

There has been limited research on the role of international migration in the transfer of tacit knowledge, as opposed to skills and capital. In part, this results from lack of engagement between research on migration and that on knowledge and learning, even in debates concerning the relative importance of distanciated versus localised knowledge transfers. However, positioning international migration in relation to the literature on knowledge management opens up new perspectives on its role in the overall transfer of knowledge in the economy. Starting from the premise that all tacit knowledge transactions are socially situated, this paper sets out a multi-level approach to understanding the role of migrants in knowledge exchanges. The national, the urban and the firm constitute key levels in this analysis, although these are understood as inter-folded rather than as discrete sites of analysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Posted with the publisher's permission. The definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/59943

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800