Empirical Evidence for the ‘Star of Knowledge and Interpretation’
Discussing the globalisation of knowledge in R&D and production in the following chapters, reference is once again made to the categories of the ‘star of knowledge and interpretation’ (Figure 10.1). The axes of the star organise and systematically broaden the perspective on worldwide knowledge. Over the last decades many multinational companies have learnt how to globalise knowledge. Trends of gradual learning in subsidiaries are particularly pronounced in the metalworking sector, both with respect to R&D (Chapter 11) and the production process on the shop floor (Chapter 12).