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Knowledge is an intangible asset for any organization, composed of both a tacit and explicit aspects that are developed in a continuum throughout the life of a organization (Nonaka, Krogh, 2009). This process can serve as; a competitive advantage, creator a superior financial value, enhancer of creativity, developer of novel products or techniques, or functioning as a transformational vector inside a corporation. Being a collective and individual activity working through socialization, externalization, combination, and internalization (Nonaka, Takeuchi, 1999), tacit and explicit knowledge are merging and interacting in the development of organizational knowledge creation (Nonaka and Krogh, 2009). This process is crucial for the improvement of a corporation and understanding its composition and procedures are fundamental for the evolution of the enterprise in a constant momentum form globalization and the unavoidable enhancement of international competitiveness. In this elaboration multiple elements came to play and the exploration of the concept of knowledge transfer and acquisition demanded a multi-contextual approach based on sociological, organizational, political, and even psychological theory to comprehend its dynamic. China has been in the global forefront of economic development over the last decades. Under Deng Xiaoping leadership propelling the opening of it economy with the combining effect of social restructuration and mutation of the economic structure of the society engendering pivotal reforms based on two pillars, the Open Door Strategy and the One-Child Policy (Martinsons & Ma, 2009, p822). The influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the aggregate and persistent contact with the western enterprises through te... ... middle of paper ... ...ithin the millennial age group? Research question 2: To what extent collectivist dimensions inside a Chinese enterprise affect the process of knowledge transfer within the millennial age group? Research question 3: To what extent those dimensions influence the knowledge transfer process of the millennial in opposition with their older counterpart? Research question 4: How group harmony influences the knowledge transfer process of the millennial compare to older employees? This was a complex endeavour due to the multidimensional aspect of the research, combining the knowledge transfer with cultural dimensions integrated in the millennial generational perspective. The amalgamation of multiple variables and concepts demand to properly defined and segregated each element to ultimately conglomerating them in order to extract their theoretical synergy and opposition.

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