Identifying key factors affecting transnational knowledge transfer

Duan, Y., Nie, W. and Coakes, E. 2010. Identifying key factors affecting transnational knowledge transfer. Information & Management. 47 (7-8), pp. 356-363.

TitleIdentifying key factors affecting transnational knowledge transfer
AuthorsDuan, Y., Nie, W. and Coakes, E.
Abstract

We wished to further understand Transnational Knowledge Transfer (TKT) in a not-for-profit context. To accomplish this, we explored, verified, and mapped out the key factors affecting TKT using a four-component framework in the context of publically funded knowledge transfer (KT) projects. The Delphi technique was used to explore, identify, and verify the relevant key factors; twenty-four major factors were identified in the first round and more than half of the experts agreed on the top ten key factors in the second round. In addition, a number of new factors were identified and some findings that contradicted prior research were revealed. Our findings can help practitioners develop a more focused approach in dealing with the most significant factors (or bottlenecks) in KT.

JournalInformation & Management
Journal citation47 (7-8), pp. 356-363
ISSN0378-7206
Year2010
PublisherElsevier
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.im.2010.08.003
Publication dates
PublishedDec 2010

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