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Research seminar How do Ownership Type and Knowledge Transfer Influence Success of Change?

2018-02-23

ISM kindly invites to participate in Research Seminar “How do Ownership Type and Knowledge Transfer Influence Success of Change? A Study of Transition Economy Firms” by Aldas Kriauciunas, Executive Director of Krannert Executive Education Programs at Purdue University (USA).

 

Seminar will take place on the 23rd of February, 10:00, room 315

 

Abstract:

 

This paper investigates the joint effect of ownership type and knowledge transfer on success of change. For knowledge transfer, we include transfer of both tacit and codified knowledge, and for ownership type, we consider state owned, privately founded, and privatized firms. We argue that incentives and monitoring mechanisms will cause a given ownership type to moderate the direct effect of knowledge transfer on success of change. Using data from firms in four transition economy countries, we find that the relationship between knowledge transfer and success of change is stronger for state owned firms compared to privately and privatized firms.

 

Speaker bio:

 

Aldas Kriauciunas is Executive Director of Krannert Executive Education Programs at Purdue University. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management. He obtained his PhD in Corporate Strategy and International Business from the University of Michigan Business School. His core strategy research question of interest is understanding factors that impede or assist firm-level change. To answer this question, Professor Kriauciunas has drawn from the economic institutions, imprinting, and knowledge-based view of the firm. His particular focus is on firms in transitional and emerging economies, given the fast pace of environmental shifts and the need for firms to respond quickly. He favors using survey-based data and has collected data across Central Europe (e.g., Lithuania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus) and in South America (Chile). Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Kriauciunas worked for six years in the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania as head of the Economic Restructuring Division in the USAID program. In this capacity, he oversaw projects related to banking development and supervision, capital markets, business development and privatization.

 

The seminar programme will be followed by a 3rd year ISM PhD student in Management Loreta Haring presentation on “Operationalization of Tacit Knowledge Sharing Optimization”.

 

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