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dc.contributor.authorDonnellan, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Susanna Xinen
dc.contributor.authorCostello, Gabrielen
dc.contributor.authorGolden, Williamen
dc.identifier.citationXu, S. X., Donnellan, B., Golden, W., & Costello, G. 2007. Managing lean supply and IS innovation: Cross-cultural knowledge transfer in a multi-national company. Paper presented at the 23rd Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) conference, Manchester, UK, Aug. 29th. - Sept. 1st, Naude, P. zolkiewski, J. & Henneberg, S. (Eds).en
dc.description.abstractThere is growing evidence that organisations are increasingly using the concept of lean supply to foster innovation. This paper considers key factors that influence this management approach in the context of the cross-cultural transfer of both codified and tacit knowledge embedded in a manufacturing process. It reports current empirical research on a multi-national company American Power Conversion (APC) s production line transfer from Galway, Ireland to Suzhou, P. R. China. It aims to explore the key factors influencing APC s lean manufacturing and knowledge transfer, and further provide a base-line from which pragmatic advice can be given to companies pursuing manufacturing or supply strategies. The research proposes to make a contribution on examining the key factors that influence the effective transfer of knowledge between two important countries in the global manufacturing landscape.en
dc.subjectIntra- and inter- organisational networken
dc.subjectCross-cultural interactionen
dc.subjectLean supplyen
dc.titleManaging Lean Supply and Innovation: Cross-cultural Knowledge Transfer in an Multi-national Companyen
dc.typeConference Paperen

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