Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 340–349

Organizing knowledge processes in the multinational corporation: an introduction


DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400102

Cite this article as:
Foss, N. & Pedersen, T. J Int Bus Stud (2004) 35: 340. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400102


This Introduction discusses the contrast between, on the one hand, the current popularity of addressing MNC organization in knowledge terms and, on the other, the lack of adequate understanding of many of the causal mechanisms and contextual factors in relations between knowledge processes and organizational factors. A number of the relevant research challenges are identified, and it is clarified how the five articles in this Focused Issue addresses some of these.


knowledge processes in the MNC organizational control and design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementPolitics, and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Center for Knowledge GovernanceCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Strategy and ManagementNorwegian School of Economics and Business AdministrationBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of International Economics and ManagementCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark

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