Tietze, S, Tansley, C and Helienek, E (2017) The Translator as Agent in Talent Management Knowledge Transfer. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 17 (1). pp. 151-169. ISSN 1470-5958

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We investigate the transfer of talent management knowledge into a Slovak manufacturing setting from a translation perspective. The translator is shown to be the key agent in the cross-national, cross-language knowledge transfer process, who not only provides linguistic translation, but also cultural-political interpretation of key vocabularies. By drawing on different approaches to translation we show that a) discourse and language cannot be separated in knowledge transfer interventions and that b) the translator is a key agent in shaping the cross-culture transfer process by addressing the ‘discursive void’ that characterises local experiences with, and knowledge about, talent management. We develop understanding about the role of bilingual, bicultural agents in international knowledge transfer.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage Publications at https://doi.org/10.1177/1470595817701509 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: management, international management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 14:09
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3001

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