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We analyse political sensegiving and sensemaking by expatriates and host country employees through exportive, contestative and integrative stages of knowledge assimilation at two China-based subsidiaries of different Japanese MNCs. Comparative case study analysis indicated that efforts by expatriates and HQ-based experts to convey, routinize and standardize home country practices during the exportive and contestative stages, while involving traditional ‘one way’ knowledge transfer, can provide a foundation for a subsequent integrative stage, during which host country employees’ locally embedded knowledge is assimilated despite geopolitical asymmetry between home and host countries. Without this foundation, knowledge assimilation can remain ‘frozen’ at the contestative stage, with host country employees resisting importation of good practices from the HQ, and expatriates marginalizing host country employees’ contributions unless these are exceptionally compelling.
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Mar 2016|
- local knowledge
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Power-learning Relationships and the Scope for Local Practice Initiatives in China based Subsidiaries of MNCs that are Headquartered Overseas (跨國企業在中國分公司中權力和学習關係對倡議技術本地化的影響)
SNELL, R. S. & HONG, F. L. J.
Research Grants Council (HKSAR)
1/01/14 → 31/12/16
Project: Grant Research