Improving Global Knowledge Management Through Inclusion of Host Country Workforce Input

Improving Global Knowledge Management Through Inclusion of Host Country Workforce Input

Yongsun Paik (Loyola Marymount University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-630-3.ch012

Abstract

Within a framework of international strategy for multinational corporations, this chapter examines the important opportunities afforded by taking a more inclusive approach to the foreign subsidiary host country workforce (HCW). It argues that past international management writing and practice, with its expatriate bias, has neglected consideration of this important resource. Not only can the HCW help expatriate managers be more successful and have a better experience in the host country, but it can contribute to and benefit from the corporate knowledge base, leading to more effective global knowledge management. The authors discuss means by which a multinational corporation can effectively include the HCW in its knowledge management activities.

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