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Analysis of the internationalization process in an emerging market company: The case of BACHOCO

The agricultural sector in Mexico is a sub-study area. The objective of this work is to describe the internationalization process of Industrias BACHOCO (BACHOCO), a leading company in the Mexican poultry sector. In order to achieve this objective, a case study was carried out on the internationalization process that the company followed, using the classical theories that explain why companies expand beyond their borders: the eclectic paradigm and the Uppsala model. Main results suggest that BACHOCO is a company that fits more appropriately the Uppsala model, as its internationalization has been gradual and sequential, however, although to a lesser extent it has some traits of the Eclectic Paradigm, proposed by Dunning. Additionally, BACHOCO is a company that does not have a high degree of internationalization yet.

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume VII, Issue no. 5

Knowledge Transfer in Service-Business Acquisitions

In the post-acquisition integration process, organizations need to transfer different types of knowledge from one organization to another in order to align their operational routines, practices and culture. Our aim is to identify the critical factors that relate to knowledge transfer in terms of the different knowledge types. We conducted a qualitative case study from an exploratory perspective. We first selected a case firm operating in the knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) field and then incorporated four different acquisition cases into the study. The results focus attention on the need to understand the “soft types” of critical factors in knowledge transfer, such as valuing employees, easing interpretation, identifying employee competences, building trust, creating a safe atmosphere, and diagnosing knowledge cultures in order to avoid information-management bias. It is necessary to identify the nature of the knowledge to be transferred to the acquired companies, and to align the communication patterns accordingly.

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Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 2