Session Details: Session 1503

Explaining Knowledge Flows within the MNC: Organizational vs. Individual-Level Perspectives

Track G

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008


Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Salon 18

Session Chair:
Stephen B Tallman, University of Richmond


An increasing amount of research in the global strategy now focuses on knowledge as the key source of competitive advantage. MNC value creation increasingly stems from R&D-related and marketing intangibles, resources that may be summarized as knowledge assets. Given the primacy of knowledge assets in business activity, it is crucial to understand the challenges in managing these assets. Knowledge assets appear both as products of individual creativity and as the outcome of organizational design. Thus, understanding the process whereby knowledge assets are leveraged requires understanding both the micro-foundations of individual behavior as well as the organizational context. This panel aims to debate the advantages and disadvantages of these two approaches to studying knowledge flows within MNCs and propose new research avenues concerning how the social dynamics of multinational firms influence knowledge flows within them.

All Sessions in Track G...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1503: Explaining Knowledge Flows within the MNC: Organizational vs. Individual-Level Perspectives
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 1603: Internationalization among Financial Service Firms
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 1703: Exploring the Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1010: Internationalization Strategy
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1002: Competing in a Global Economy
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1000: Knowledge Flows in MNCs
Session 1005: Emerging Markets
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1003: International Knowledge Diffusion
Session 1110: Social Issues in International Business
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1001: MNC Structure
Session 1009: Under Assault: How Companies Can Fight Organized Crime
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1004: Foreign Entry Modes
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1008: The Impact of Climate Change: Lessons from the Field
Session 1084: Internationalization of Research and Development (R&D)

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