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Knowledge Transfer: Mechanism Selection Criteria
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Knowledge transfer is one of the dominant topics in the organizational research today. This study criticizes the focus of the researchers to use the nature of knowledge as criteria to select a knowledge transfer mechanism. Consideration of this only criterion has led us to ignore the other relevant and important factors which could be very useful for selecting an appropriate knowledge transfer mechanism. On the basis of the fact that there is a high failure rate of the knowledge transfer mechanisms in the organizations, author tried to explore the effective factors in the selection of knowledge transfer mechanism because researchers believe that selection is the area which needs consideration for successful knowledge transfer. For this purpose two mechanisms i.e. expatriation and training were studied in three organizations. Interviews were used to find the primary information in the study. Findings imply that four factors geographic location, preconception of success, image development and size and age of the organization has dominant effect on the selection of knowledge transfer mechanism. This study tries to shift the focus of the research from consideration of more theoretical aspects like nature of knowledge to more practical ones like found in the study.

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2009. , 33 p.
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41488OAI: diva2:330604
2009-06-03, Skandia Lecture Hall, Stockholm University School of Business, Stockholm, 13:15 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Copy can be requested through e-mail.Available from: 2010-07-30 Created: 2010-07-16 Last updated: 2010-07-30Bibliographically approved

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