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- Developing knowledge of organisational culture in multinational enterprises
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Business & Law, Newcastle Business School
- This paper investigates the sharing and development of knowledge of organisational culture during foreign assignments in multinational enterprises (MNE). Drawing on interview data with expatriate, inpatriate and third-country assignees, twenty-one cases of foreign assignments are analysed. The data reveal that expatriates and third-country assignees play a role in sharing knowledge of organisational culture and that the utility of this knowledge is, in part, defined in the context of the host unit’s access to perspectives from the assignee’s previous unit. The data also reveal a conspicuous role for assignments in the development of what is labelled a Comprehension of Substantive Heterogeneity.
- 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009: Sustainability, Management and Marketing (ANZAM 2009). Proceedings of the 23rd ANZAM Conference: Sustainability, Management and Marketing (Melbourne 1-4 December, 2009)
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
- Resource Type
- conference paper