Knowledge transfer practices in Japanese-affiliated manufacturers in Malaysia


Seighalan, Mohammad Reza Ebrahimi and Woods, Peter Charles (2018) Knowledge transfer practices in Japanese-affiliated manufacturers in Malaysia. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 9 (2). p. 103. ISSN 1743-8268

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This paper examines the perceived influence of knowledge characteristics (KCs) and knowledge types (KTs) on knowledge transfer practices (KTPs) among two types of Japanese-affiliated manufacturers in Peninsular Malaysia: wholly-owned subsidiaries (WOSs) and joint ventures (JVs). Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire with 141 top, middle and technical staff respondents. Data were then analysed using multiple regression analysis. In the case of WOSs, the results suggest the effects of KCs, Ambiguity and Cultural Distance have the most significant influence on KTPs. Additionally, systematic knowledge has the most significant impact on KTPs in comparison with Strategic and Technical knowledge which are not significant. On the contrary, the findings of JVs suggest the effects of KCs, Ambiguity, Complexity and Partner Protectiveness have significant influence on KTPs. Similarly, systematic knowledge shows significant impact but in negative direction on KTPs among JVs while strategic and technical knowledge has no significant on KTPs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge transfer practices, KTPs, knowledge characteristics, KCs, knowledge types, KTs, strategic knowledge, systematic knowledge, technical knowledge, Japanese-affiliated manufacturer, wholly owned subsidiary, WOS, joint venture, JV
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2020 16:54
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2020 16:54


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