Generation and Reverse Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Companies
November 8, 2012
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María C. Gómez-Álvarez , Gloria P. Gasca-Hurtado and Guillermo González-Calderón
Current organizations recognize the importance of knowledge as a strategic asset of the company for the adjustment of the changeable conditions of the environment that can guarantee survival in time. Additionally, the generation of organizational knowledge is identified as a collective building process that contributes to the generation of the competitive advantage of companies. In multinational companies, the knowledge management is not limited only to the internal dynamics that contribute to its creation and formalization; it is necessary to analyze the knowledge transfer between the headquarters and its subsidiaries in different countries for the enrichment of the know-how of the mark. In this paper we present a set of factors to take into account for the transfer of new knowledge generated toward the headquarters of the multinationals presenting the benefits that the multinational company could achieve.
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