Search phase and the openness effects in MNEs
Sabini, Luca and Valentino, Alfredo and Sinha, Kinsuk Mani (2012) Search phase and the openness effects in MNEs. In: Information Systems: Crossroads for Organization, Management, Accounting and Engineering. Physica-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, p. 397-406. ISBN 978-3-7908-2631-9.
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In this work we focus on the search phase that precedes the knowledge transfer process. We argue that it is important to closely analyze this phase as, the common understanding of problem developed in this phase has a significant im-pact on the stages that follow. In this analysis we focus on two key factors: open-ness and the richness of media of communication that foster the openness within Multinational Corporation (MNC) environment. Furthermore, we also try to ex-plore the degree of knowledge transfer due to an open environment. Openness is a change that can be induced at the MNE level by the Headquarter (HQ), the effects of this change are behavioral in nature and can be observed at the subsidiary level in the type of media of communication used
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|Research documents and activity classification:||Book Sections > Monograph's chapters|
|Divisions:||Department of Business and Management > PhD Program in Management (english language)|
|MIUR Scientific Area:||Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation|
|Deposited By:||Luca Sabini|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2012 10:41|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2013 12:11|
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