The intra-firm knowledge transfer in the outward M&A of EMNCs : Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms. / Ai, Qi; Tan, Hui.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 2, 06.2018, p. 399-425.

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In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 2, 06.2018, p. 399-425.

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abstract = "This paper examines the intra-firm transfer of tacit and explicit knowledge in the post-acquisition integration stage in the outward mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of multinational corporations from emerging economies (EMNCs). It also explores rationales underlying the tacit and explicit knowledge transfer in the cross-cultural context. Drawing from the empirical evidence of three Chinese firms{\textquoteright} outward M&A in three European countries, we argue the Chinese acquiring firms emphasised the transfer of explicit over tacit knowledge in the post-acquisition integration in their outward M&A. This can be attributed to complementarity in explicit knowledge, home market advantage, scarcity of key staff and cultural differences. ",
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