The Subtle Logics of Knowledge Conflicts in China’s Foreign Enterprises

Authors: Wang, Constanze

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This book investigates knowledge interactions in China’s foreign enterprises. It reveals that cultural differences strongly account for knowledge-related obstacles, namely knowledge leakage and insufficient knowledge sharing. Contrary to conventional wisdom, however, widespread cultural arguments such as Confucianism or collectivism hardly apply to Chinese employees’ handling of knowledge. In fact, more subtle cultural logics are relevant in daily work, which are connected to the perceived stability of the enterprise itself. But these usually go unnoticed. Thus, rather than being distracted by a national “Chinese culture”, managers can take real action to solve knowledge conflicts in their particular enterprise.

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Constanze Wang is Global Corporate Communications and Culture Manager for a German engineering company. She is in charge of the company’s integration with the Chinese parent company. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Subtle Logics of Knowledge Conflicts in China’s Foreign Enterprises
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-14184-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-14184-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-14183-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 308
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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