Global knowledge management strategies

Kevin C. Desouza, J. Roberto Evaristo

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In this paper we address the issue of managing knowledge within firms that span multiple countries. Through a series of semi-structured interviews with 29 senior managers, spanning three continents and 11 firms, we present insights on knowledge management approaches and strategies being undertaken. In the organizations we interviewed we found presence of three strategies for knowledge management: Headquarter Commissioned and Executed, Headquarter Commissioned and Regionally Executed, and Regionally Commissioned and Locally Executed. We also discuss challenges faced in executing global knowledge management initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Global corporations
  • International strategies
  • Knowledge management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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