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KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Globalization leads to the global expansion by businesses thus creating challenges of unifying

work principles, company cultures and approaches towards customers internationally. These processes lead to the projects and initiatives that have ambitious goals and involve resources. Inevitably, knowledge transfer is one of the key pillars for effective implementation of changes inside the company.

The thesis analyzes the mechanisms and strategies for knowledge transfer in the multi-national company. In  order  to  understand the reasoning of  currently applied practice and  logics  of knowledge transfer, the theoretical concepts are aimed to be verified comparing them to the actual business practice. Literature, journal articles and empirical study are used to assess the implication of concepts for business and identify possible trends of development of knowledge transfer field. Finally, the challenges and opportunities for improvement of knowledge transfer approaches are aimed to be identified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Knowledge management, knowledge transfer, change management, organizational development
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144019OAI: diva2:710047
Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-04 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved

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