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Analysing the viability of business networks in multinational organisations: a case study of the aerospace and defence industry

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posted on 09.03.2015, 13:35 authored by John Israilidis, Louise Cooke, Russell LockRussell Lock
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.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

Volume

13

Issue

3

Pages

? - ? (10)

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.

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© World Scientific Publishing

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

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

ISSN

1793-6926

eISSN

1793-6926

Language

en