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    Managing Lean Supply and Innovation: Cross-cultural Knowledge Transfer in an Multi-national Company


    Xu, Susanna and Donnellan, Brian and Golden, Willie and Costello, Gabriel J. (2007) Managing Lean Supply and Innovation: Cross-cultural Knowledge Transfer in an Multi-national Company. In: 23rd Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) conference, 29 August - 1 September 2007, Manchester.

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    Abstract

    There 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.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Cite as: Xu, 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).
    Keywords: innovation; cross-cultural interaction; lean supply; intra- and inter- organisational network;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10801
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 16:10
    Refereed: Yes
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