Knowledge Harvesting from International Joint Ventures

  • Terese Halfvardsson
  • Jagoda Maracic
  • Peter Sjöberg

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    This dissertation explores and analyses factors which could facilitate Knowledge

    Harvesting, and also how important it is for the parent companies. Knowledge

    Harvesting is one of the knowledge processes within an international joint venture

    network that has not received much attention from the academic community. After

    relevant review of the literature in the area of international joint ventures and

    knowledge management, the authors of the dissertation created a model. The model

    consists of five factors: Motive, Absorptive capacity, Knowledge characteristics,

    Trust, and Control. Eight hypotheses are formulated in order to test the model. The

    empirical study is concentrated on Swedish companies involved in an international

    joint venture with a foreign company. A deductive approach is chosen in order to

    answer the research questions, and primary data is collected using an online survey.

    The results of the questionnaire are analysed in a descriptive manner and several

    conclusions are drawn.

    Date of Award2005-Jan-01
    Original languageEnglish

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Law (505)

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