Promoting knowledge transfer in science and technology: A case study of technology park malaysia (tpm)

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Abstract

Knowledge transfer can be defined as a process of knowledge creation and application, knowledge mobilization and exchange, information search and transformation as well as the learning process at and outside the workplace. The success of companies in a knowledge-based economy relies more on knowledge and intellectual capital than on other resources. Therefore, transferring new knowledge from foreign multinational corporations (MNC) to the local workforce is a basic step for sustaining competitive advantages. Success in knowledge transfer depends on employee absorption capacities, organizational learning climate, and the willingness of foreign expatriates in MNCs to transfer knowledge. Using the case study of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), this paper investigates to what extent knowledge inflows and outflows have taken place among the professional Malaysian workforce. It also analyzes the factors influencing knowledge transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-113
Number of pages19
JournalCroatian Economic Survey
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Knowledge transfer
Technology parks
Malaysia
Workforce
Willingness
Work place
Expatriates
Learning process
Intellectual capital
Influencing factors
Competitive advantage
Knowledge-based economy
Climate
Knowledge application
Knowledge creation
Resources
Knowledge capital
Multinational corporations
Employees
Mobilization

Keywords

  • Employee absorption capacities
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Organizational learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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