Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators. / Lam, Alice.

Egham, Surrey : School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2008. (School of Management Working Papers).

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Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators. / Lam, Alice.

Egham, Surrey : School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2008. (School of Management Working Papers).

Research output: Working paper

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Lam, A 2008 'Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators' School of Management Working Papers, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey. https://doi.org/SoM0805

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Lam, A. (2008). Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators. (School of Management Working Papers). School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. https://doi.org/SoM0805

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Lam A. Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators. Egham, Surrey: School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. 2008 Oct 21. (School of Management Working Papers). https://doi.org/SoM0805

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Lam, Alice. / Tacit knowledge problem in multinational corporations: Japanese and US offshore knowledge incubators. Egham, Surrey : School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2008. (School of Management Working Papers).

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