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- Knowledge transfer, knowledge replication and learning in non-equity alliances: operating joint ventures in China
- Knowledge transfer and learning within non-equity strategic alliances is an under-researched area. Based on interview data, this paper studies knowledge transfer, replication and learning in contractual joint ventures (CJVs), a major form of foreign investment in China. ; Using a quasi-hierarchical organization structure, CJVs replicated part of their Hong Kong parent's know-how, which depended on local Chinese managers' learning intent and learning ability. Hong Kong partners also learned from managing the CJV and operating in China's local environment. ; The paper identified collective learning (as opposed to competitive learning) between the CJV's Hong Kong and Chinese managers, which was largely built upon character and process-based trust.
- Management International Review Vol. 45, Issue 1, p. 99-118
- Betriebswirtschaftlicher Verlag Dr. Th. Gabler GmbH
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- journal article