Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Knowledge Management in the Cross-cultural Organisation; Imposed Cultural and Language Barriers vs. Risk of Sub-optimising and Distanced Organisational Identity
Chalmers University of Technology.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production. Chalmers University of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3236-5648
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 12, 6 - 8 November 2012, Linköping, Sweden / [ed] Mats Björkman, Svenska Produktionsakademien , 2012, p. 567-574Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For the establishing cross-cultural organisations one central question has been how to balance the desired need for standardisation and still maintain consideration for the specific norms of the cultural context. While focus commonly been on customs, protocols of communication and interaction, less attention has been given to the creative environment and knowledge management over the cultural and language barriers. In this paper it is indicated that the move to a foreign domain can potentially reduce the platform for a creative exchange between agents of same culture and language constitution, and that the learning organisation should review the lateral move of the workspace from the individuals own language and culture specific context to the standardised organisational context. Moreover, the culture and language context is argued able to channel creativity when promoting sub-groups priorities, languages and characteristic thought worlds. The implications from an inherent risk of sub-optimising and a distanced organisational identity are also discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Produktionsakademien , 2012. p. 567-574
Keywords [en]
Cross-cultural organization, Knowledge Management, Organisational Learning, Individual Learning
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20133ISBN: 9789175197524 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-20133DiVA, id: diva2:579856
Conference
Swedish Production Symposium, Nov. 6-8, Linköping, Sweden
Funder
Sustainable Production InitiativeAvailable from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2015-12-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Winroth, Mats

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Winroth, Mats
By organisation
JTH. Research area Industrial Production
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 179 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf