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Enabling Knowledge CreationHow to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation$
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Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195126167

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.001.0001

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Enabler 5

Globalize Local Knowledge

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Enabling Knowledge Creation
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Georg Von Krogh

Kazuo Ichijo

Ikujiro Nonaka

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.003.0009

Several midsize and large firms have made themselves multinational and have continued to globalize their companies' operations because doing so can result in a cost advantage over competitors, and a differentiation advantage in terms of gaining innovative ideas and other such valuable information, extending an organization's focus toward continuously growing foreign markets, and gaining access to effective R&D facilities that promote the utilization of technological advances, new expert ideas, and product concepts. While other companies may have other motives for venturing into globalization, such as acquiring a foreign partner and searching for potential managerial talent, a company's tasks can be distributed by means of a parallel buildup and through a system of operations throughout other geographic, socio-political, and cultural areas.

Keywords:   globalization, differentiation advantage, innovative ideas, foreign markets, R&D facilities, parallel buildup

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