Knowledge Resource Sharing in Dispersed Multinational Teams: Three Theoretical Lenses

ADVANCES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, Vol. 18, pp.159-189, D. Shapiro, J. Cheng, M. Von Glinow, eds., 2005

20 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2011

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Andrea B. Hollingshead

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Dispersed Multinational teams include people from multiple nations, some of whom are not collocated. In a knowledge economy, such teams must locate, store, allocate, and retrieve knowledge. Three central questions are: (a) How can dispersed multinational teams manage knowledge resource flows? (b) What factors influence knowledge resource distribution in these teams? and (c) How do dispersed multinational teams evolve over time? This chapter examines knowledge resource sharing in multi-national teams through three theoretical lenses: transactive memory theory, collective action theory, and evolutionary theory, and concludes with practical suggestions for managing dispersed multinational teams that are derived from these three theoretical lenses.

JEL Classification: D70

Suggested Citation

Hollingshead, Andrea B., Knowledge Resource Sharing in Dispersed Multinational Teams: Three Theoretical Lenses (2005). ADVANCES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, Vol. 18, pp.159-189, D. Shapiro, J. Cheng, M. Von Glinow, eds., 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1801565

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