Bridging the distance: managing cross-border knowledge holders

S. Li, H. Scullion

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    This article examines the micro-level operational difficulties for multinational corporations (MNCs) to generate value from its highly geographically dispersed cross-border knowledge and studies the strategies for overcoming them. Using China as the research context, we identify key geographical, institutional and cultural features of cross-border knowledge holders and examine the dimensions of distance that separates them. We then link these dimensions to the conditions that facilitate cross-border knowledge building processes. In doing so, we propose a conceptual model for overcoming these context-specific knowledge management barriers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-92
    Number of pages21
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • knowledge management
    • management barriers
    • china
    • globalisation
    • internationalisation
    • strategic management


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