An examination of collaboration and knowledge transfer: China-Singapore Suzhou industrial park

Andrew C. Inkpen, Pien Wang

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This paper examines alliance knowledge transfer using a case study of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), an alliance involving the Chinese and Singaporean governments, their agencies, and various private sector organizations. The objective is to extend existing knowledge in the alliance learning area and provide deeper understanding of some process-oriented aspects of alliance learning performance. We found that tacit knowledge was particularly difficult to transfer and that issues involving collaborative interactions between the partners both facilitated and impeded knowledge transfer. We also found that competitive learning occurred, which impacted the partner relationship and knowledge transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-811
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Management Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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