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Title: Analysing the viability of business networks in multinational organisations: a case study of the aerospace and defence industry
Authors: Israilidis, John
Cooke, Louise
Lock, Russell
Keywords: Business networks
Multinational organisations
Corporate strategies
Performance improvement
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © World Scientific Publishing
Citation: ISRAILIDIS, J., COOKE, L. and LOCK, R., 2014. Analysing the viability of business networks in multinational organisations: a case study of the aerospace and defence industry. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 13 (3), 1450023.
Abstract: This paper outlines ways of increasing the productivity and performance of organisational networks within multinational corporations. It explores their heterogeneous knowledge structures, while analysing their strengths and weaknesses. The research examines the collaborative knowledge networks of one of the largest multinational defence and aerospace organisations in the world and adopts an interpretivist philosophy, using a qualitative research methodology. This study argues that, both informal and formal business networks should be supported by management to enhance knowledge sharing between different groups within multinational organisations. It also argues that, knowledge sharing policies should be reviewed on an on-going basis in order to create a robust network of networks while acknowledging the importance of smaller and more isolated knowledge exchange communities.
Description: This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, Volume 13, Issue 3, 2014, 1450023, DOI:10.1142/S0219649214500233 © World Scientific Publishing Company. http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/jikm
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1142/S0219649214500233
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16933
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219649214500233
ISSN: 1793-6926
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