The Effect of Quality, Quantity and Timing of Headquarters-Initiated Knowledge Flows on Subsidiary Performance

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

This paper develops and tests a model that explains how the quality, quantity and timing of knowledge flows from headquarters influence subsidiary performance. It extends recent research on vertical knowledge flows between global headquarters and international subsidiaries.

We find a positive quality/performance relationship and a curvilinear quantity/performance relationship, indicating that too much knowledge sharing can be detrimental to the receiving subsidiary. Most importantly, we show that the timing of a knowledge flow significantly affects subsidiary sales performance.

Authors Tran, Yen; Mahnke, Volker & Ambos, Björn
Journal or Publication Title Management International Review
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date August 2010
Publisher SP Gabler Verlag
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Volume 50
Number 4
Page Range 493-511
Number of Pages 19
ISSN 1861-8901
ISSN-Digital 0938-8249
Publisher DOI 10.1007/s11575-010-0046-z
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 21 Nov 2012 22:16
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:15
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/218070

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Tran, Yen; Mahnke, Volker & Ambos, Björn (2010) The Effect of Quality, Quantity and Timing of Headquarters-Initiated Knowledge Flows on Subsidiary Performance. Management International Review, 50 (4). 493-511. ISSN 1861-8901

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