Title: The headquarters' strategy in knowledge transfer effectiveness: an empirical study in Thailand

Authors: Surapong Boonyarith; Sununta Siengthai

Addresses: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), School of Management, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand ' Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), School of Management, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is show how process of knowledge transfer in creating capabilities of local employees through interaction with globally mobile knowledge employees enhances the organisation learning for product innovation or process improvement. The study investigates how headquarters' strategy involves in knowledge transfer effectiveness. It is hypothesised to have an influence on mechanism of knowledge transfer via personnel movement mechanism (PMM) to be enhanced by HRM practices in subsidiary recipient. The empirical study is based on primary data collected using mailed questionnaire surveys of 83 completed and usable questionnaires were returned making a response rate of 14%.

Keywords: MNC subsidiaries; multinational corporations; MNCs; innovation; personnel movement mechanism; PMM; HRM; human resource management; knowledge transfer; HQs; organisational learning; Thailand; headquarters strategy; HQ strategy; local employees; product innovation; process improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.058868

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.15 No.1, pp.65 - 94

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Jan 2014 *

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