Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management

Fostering Innovation and Collaboration Inside the Multicultural Enterprise

Authors: Del Giudice, Manlio, Carayannis, Elias G., Della Peruta, Maria Rosaria

  • Examines how culture affects both managers and decision-makers in situations involving the cross-cultural transfer of knowledge, value, and experiences
  • Demonstrates the ways culture can impact the implantation of cooperative strategies
  • Takes from a variety of fields to open the discussion about issues regarding the influence of cultural differences and diversity in the management of organizations
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Cross-cultural knowledge management, an elusive yet consequential phenomenon, is becoming an increasingly essential factor in organizational practice and policy in the era of globalization.  In order to overcome culturally shaped blind spots in conducting research in different settings, this volume highlights how the structuring of roles, interests, and power among different organizational elements, such as teams, departments, and management hierarchies (each comprised of members from different intellectual and professional backgrounds), generates various paradoxes and tensions that bring into play a set of dynamics that have an impact on learning processes.

 In this context, such questions often arise: How is knowledge shared in the multicultural organization? What problems and issues emerge? How do different mentalities affect people’s responses to new knowledge and new ideas? How can knowledge-sharing processes be improved? Under which conditions do ideas generated by units or groups of different cultural traditions have a chance of being heard and implemented?

 

Such questions translate into an investigation of potential managerial dilemmas that occur when different but equally valid choices create tensions in decision making. The authors draw from experiences working with a wide variety of organizations, and insights from such fields as sociology and psychology, to shed new light on the dynamics of knowledge management in the multicultural enterprise.  In so doing, they help to identify both obstacles to successful communication and opportunities to inspire creativity and foster collaboration.  The authors note that in order to enable organizations to transfer knowledge effectively, mechanisms for dispute settlement, mediation of cultural conflict, and enforcing agreements need to be in place.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Origins and Intentions of this Handbook

    Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management: Insights from Major Social Science Discipline

    Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Solo Entrepreneur vs. Entrepreneurial Teams: Structural/Cultural Embeddedness and Innovation

    Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Organizational Boundaries as Social Phenomena: Culture, Interfirm Arrangements, and National Learning Style

    Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • Culture and Cooperative Strategies: Knowledge Management Perspectives

    Giudice, Manlio (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management
Book Subtitle
Fostering Innovation and Collaboration Inside the Multicultural Enterprise
Authors
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2089-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2089-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2088-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8572-9
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 166
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