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Perspektiven der Humangeographie
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Knowledge Transfers over Geographical Distance in Organisations

The Role of Spatial Mobility and Business Networks

Authors: Hünnemeyer, Vanessa Rebecca

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Current corporate structures based on internationalisation and decentralisation are opposed to the nature of the most important resource: knowledge. The acquisition and exchange of (tacit) knowledge relies on interpersonal interactions and is thus time- and place-dependent. Given that the combination of heterogeneous knowledge stocks furthers innovation, organisations develop strategies to ensure the transfer of knowledge. To enable intra-organisational knowledge flows spatial mobility at the workplace affects a wide range of employees.

The study examines in which ways spatially mobile employees, i.e. expatriates, contribute to those knowledge flows. The study of ego networks reveals not only social dynamics of knowledge transfer, but the geographical framework allows to discuss knowledge flows from a spatial perspective. On the one hand, the empirical results confirm their knowledge transfer function. On the other hand, the relational geographical perspective reveals that expatriates do not represent a homogeneous group, but their roles in the knowledge transfer process, the geographical reach of their networks and their knowledge resources depend on job-, knowledge-, individual- and space-related factors.


About the authors

Graduating with a B.Sc. in Applied Geography and M.A. in Urban Studies, Vanessa Hünnemeyer completed her PhD in Economic Geography at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Today, she consults federal, state, and municipal governments on issues of regional development.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Transfers over Geographical Distance in Organisations
Book Subtitle
The Role of Spatial Mobility and Business Networks
Authors
Series Title
Perspektiven der Humangeographie
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-31018-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-31018-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-31017-2
Series ISSN
2524-3381
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 302
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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