Rolling out lean production systems in MNCs: a plant-level, cross-firm study

Chiara Paolino, Arnaldo Camuffo, Raffaele Secchi

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Abstract

Rolling out lean production systems in MNCs is a complex knowledge transfer process whose design and implementation, though critical to operations performance, is underinvestigated. Applying conceptual tools drawn from knowledge diffusion, organiza-tional innovation and capability theories in international business, this exploratory study: a) classifies and interprets lean roll-out processes in MNCs; b) develops, through the cross-case analysis of seven plants, three testable propositions about how to conduct successful lean roll-outs. We posit that an approach based on collaborative learning between headquarters and subsidiaries, selective codification of lean knowledge, larger plant autonomy, and prevalence of contextual ambidexterity drives better roll-out performances
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteServing the world.
Pagine1-22
Numero di pagine22
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012
EventoPOMS, EurOMA, JOMSA - Amsterdam
Durata: 2 lug 20124 lug 2012

Convegno

ConvegnoPOMS, EurOMA, JOMSA
CittàAmsterdam
Periodo2/7/124/7/12

Keywords

  • AMBIDEXTERITY
  • KNOWLEDGE CODIFICATION
  • LEAN ROLL-OUT PROCESS

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