Many articles on knowledge management deal with the knowledge 'as such'. The authors neither specify what kind of knowledge they have in mind nor identify the knowledge with innovation and development of employees and their company. However there isn't only one type of knowledge in the organization. Different employees need the knowledge from different areas and a given employee looks for a different knowledge than his or her colleagues although this knowledge may come from the same area. Additionally, various types of knowledge require specific approaches to knowledge management. The article focuses on managing the cross-cultural knowledge, meaning the knowledge how cultural differences influence international business. Global managers need and expect different type of cross-cultural knowledge than expatriates or local employees cooperating with international partners. Managing intercultural knowledge must take into consideration the characteristic of the firm and specific groups of its employees.
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