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|Title:||The dream's door: a case of a MNC in Poland|
|Author(s):||Dorota Joanna Bourne (Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK)|
|Citation:||Dorota Joanna Bourne, "The dream's door: a case of a MNC in Poland", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, (2012)|
|Keywords:||Automotive industry, Change management, Globalization, Knowledge transfer, Leadership, Organizational culture, Poland, Quality, Staff training and development|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/20450621211256247 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.|
Title – The dream's door: a case of a MNC in Poland.
Subject area – Leadership, change management, knowledge transfer, quality, car manufacture, organisational culture, staff training and development.
Study level/applicability – This case study is intended for undergraduate courses on principles of management, cross-cultural management and organisational behaviour; postgraduate and MBA courses as above in addition to leadership studies and change management courses.
Case overview – Globalisation inevitably led to attempts to transfer know-how and expertise to markets in different locations and cultures, where the particular organisation is willing to begin to operate. Hence, the need for understanding the conditions for successful knowledge transfer is especially important. The globalisation process in the Eastern bloc, which began in 1990, is a good example of knowledge transfer where the mutual meaning creation played a crucial role. This case study illustrates the process of international knowledge transfer between Western Europe and an emerging economy using the example of DAK Corporation and quality transfer to Poland. The case is especially useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including MBA students, studying general management as well as more specialised courses stemming from international management, for example, cross-cultural management and organisational behaviour. Since the material focuses on people management and development as well as organisational culture creation, current and future practitioners from the human resources department will find it particularly useful. Students considering a career in a multinational company can also use this case in their preparation for the challenges of operating in a global business environment.
Expected learning outcomes – These include: understanding of the process of international and cross-cultural knowledge transfer; identification of key cultural and organisational factors contributing to the success of international knowledge transfer; understanding of the organisational culture creation process; and exploration of the process of new staff development and training.
Supplementary materials – Teaching notes are available.
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