Rethinking the role of managerial attention in exploiting knowledge flows from remote MNC subsidiaries
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 53 rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "International Business for Sustainable World Development" / [ed] Shige Makino & Tunga Kiyak, Academy of International Business , 2011, 182- p.Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Extan tliterature on knowledge flows within the MNC network is largely preoccupiedwith the existing headquarters-subsidiary relations, leaving aside those partsand subsidiaries of the MNC that are underexplored and remote to suchactivities. The present paper devotes some attention to the limitations ofcurrent theory and extends it by introducing the need for managerial attention.Thus, the aim of the paper is to explain the role of managerial attention inexploiting the prospect of knowledge transfer from subsidiaries located indeveloping countries. Lack of attention may cause barrier in knowledge transferand consequently remoteness of subsidiaries from the MNC knowledge network. This paper further explains the reasons for the lack of managerialattention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of International Business , 2011. 182- p.
, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, ISSN 2078-0435
Managerial attention, Reverse knowledge transfer, MNC, HQ- subsidiary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-55537DiVA: diva2:404984
Academy of International Business (AIB), Annual Meeting Nagoya, Japan, June 24-28, 2011