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Global Best Practice Transfer: The strive for Legitimacy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The research topic for this thesis is the transfer of best practice from a MNC to a subsidiary

during the pre-implementation phase of an ERP system. A lot is written about best practice

transfer but there is a call for more research on how the implementation is perceived from a

subsidiary perspective. This study wishes to contribute to the literature in the intersection

between knowledge transfer and legitimacy within MNCs.

In order to do so, this thesis was conducted through a qualitative case study and data was

mainly collected through semi-structured interviews. Based on the literature review five

factors were identified that can affect the best practice transfer Furthermore, the potential

effect of legitimacy related to the knowledge transfer was investigated. The thesis resulted in

the classification of indirect and direct factors that affect the transfer of best practices in an

MNC and their impact on knowledge implementation and the increase of internal legitimacy

for a subsidiary. Moreover, a relationship between knowledge and legitimacy was observed.

An interesting finding that calls for more research was the facilitating effects of internal

audits on the knowledge transfer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 55
Keywords [en]
Best Practice, Knowledge Transfer, MNC, Subsidiary, International Business, Institutional Theory, Legitimacy
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355631DiVA, id: diva2:1230083
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Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
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Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved

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