Effectiveness of knowledge-based multinational management on global supply chain excellence

Title
Effectiveness of knowledge-based multinational management on global supply chain excellence
Authors
이상윤
Keywords
Multinational management, Knowledge management, Knowledge creation process (SECI), Global supply chain management, Confirmatory factor analysis, Cluster analysis, ANOVA
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
JOURNAL OF INTL LOGISTICS AND TRADE
Series/Report no.
JOURNAL OF INTL LOGISTICS AND TRADE; 제11권 제3호 pp 69~91
Abstract
In current business management, knowledge is considered to be a strategic resource that can strengthen an organization’s competitiveness. Today, under the process of continuous globalization, almost all companies are rapidly exposed to global competition regardless of their scale or type of business. However, multinational management is very complicated and uncertain and it is hard for multinationals to effectively coordinate and manage their global value chains. In light of this, the utility of multinational management based on knowledge is increased. The present study examines multinational firms’ knowledge management systems, knowledge creation processes and global supply chain performance and attempts to reveal any significant linkages between these latent variables. For this research interest, we proposed 18 items to measure four types of knowledge creation processes (SECI) designed by Nonaka (1994) and revised by authors considering the global business environment, in particular involving the global supply chain management concept. Utilizing the confirmed SECI model, 128 sample companies were classified into four groups according to the levels of their knowledge creation processes. The empirical results of this study reveal important linkages between a multinational firm’s knowledge management system and knowledge creation process, as well as between its knowledge creation process and global supply chain management performance. In particular, the current work suggests that the creation and conversion of tacit knowledge as well as explicit knowledge can be effectively supported by information and communication technology.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/32695
ISSN
1738-2122
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