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Translation of relational practices in an MNC subsidiary: Symmetrical, asymmetrical and substitutive strategies
Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Asian Business & Management, ISSN 1472-4782, E-ISSN 1476-9328, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 369-393Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Extant research on knowledge transfer within multinational corporations has increasingly focused on knowledge flow, but ignored the process of knowledge translation. Building on translation theory, this article seeks to explain how the translation of relational practices by local Chinese managers occurs in a Swedish multinational corporation subsidiary in China. The findings show that middle managers in the subsidiary adopt three different translation strategies: symmetrical, asymmetrical and substitutive. These strategies and their key drivers, and implications for further research, are discussed.

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2012. Vol. 11, no 4, p. 369-393
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knowledge, practice, translation, China, MNC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22151DOI: 10.1057/abm.2012.13ISI: 000308142200002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84865230332OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22151DiVA, id: diva2:948816
Available from: 2012-10-15 Created: 2016-07-13 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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