Reverse knowledge transfer in emerging market multinationals: The Indian context

Nair, Smitha R., Demirbag, Mehmet and Mellahi, Kamel (2016) Reverse knowledge transfer in emerging market multinationals: The Indian context. International Business Review, 25 (1). ISSN 0969-5931

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Abstract

This study examines knowledge acquisitions of Indian multinationals via overseas mergers and acquisitions. Specifically, the paper examines the effects of the perceived subsidiary capability, parent absorptive capacity, and the relevance of the target knowledge on reverse knowledge transfer. Using firm level data from a survey of Indian multinationals (with overseas acquisitions), we find that perceived subsidiary capability, knowledge relevance, and absorptive capacity positively influence reverse knowledge transfer. The results also highlight the moderating role of knowledge relevance and the mediating effects of absorptive capacity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: absorptive capacity,emerging market multinationals,indian mnes,knowledge relevance,reverse knowledge transfer,subsidiary capability
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 02:22
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 01:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62607
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2015.02.011

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