The role of highly skilled migrants in the process of inter-firm knowledge transfer across borders

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The role of highly skilled migrants in the process of inter-firm knowledge transfer across borders. / Liu, Xiaohui; Gao, Lan; Lu, Jiangyong; Wei, Yingqi.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, No. 1, 01.2015, p. 56-68.

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abstract = "Drawing on multiple case studies of Chinese highly skilled migrants working in the UK, we adopt an integrated approach that combines the contextualized explanation and processual approach to examine the role of individuals with a bilingual-bicultural background in the process of inter-firm international knowledge transfer (IKT). The findings reveal that the process is language and cultural dependent. Possessed with bilingual and bicultural competence, highly skilled migrants play a vital role at each stage of the knowledge transfer process between firms from their country-of-origin and from their adopted country, including identifying potential key contacts, relationship establishment and knowledge exchanges. The research advances existing IKT literature by bridging the analysis between a firm-level and individual-level of knowledge flows across borders, and by recognizing the impact of highly skilled migrants. {\textcopyright} 2014.",
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