Interdependence between forms of companies international activity and use of external knowledge sources

Marcin Soniewicki


This article concentrates on the narrow, however very important, initial element of companies’ knowledge actions – external knowledge acquisition. It examines the use of various knowledge sources, distinguished on the basis of knowledge management literature, by companies operating in foreign markets. The article presents in-depth analyzes of particular external knowledge sources usage by businesses applying various forms of internationalization. The analyzed data come from quantitative empirical research in which almost 1300 companies have been examined. 723 of them have been engaged in operations abroad. The results show that there are specific differences in use of examined knowledge sources depending on the form of internationalization that companies use while operating in foreign markets. Enterprises using advanced internationalization forms more intensively acquire external knowledge and put greater attention to more sophisticated and costly knowledge sources.
Author Marcin Soniewicki (WGM / KMM)
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- Department of International Marketing
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Dermol Valerij , Trunk Aleš , Daković Goran, Smrkolj Marko (eds.): Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Society. Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference, Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM International Conference, 2015, ToKnowPress , ISBN 978-961-6914-13-0, 2297 p.
Keywords in Polishwiedza, internacjonalizacja, zarządzanie wiedzą, zewnętrzne źródła wiedzy
Keywords in Englishknowledge, internationalization, knowledge management, external knowledge sources
Languageen angielski
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