Augmenting transcultural diffusion through knowledge management: The critical role of internal marketing

Craig Hume, Margee Hume

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This chapter discusses the enabling role of internal marketing in adoption of knowledge management in the non-profit sector. The chapter considers the novel concept of transcultural marketing that strengthens transcultural diffusion and discusses the cultural complexities of the non-profit sector and the cultural barriers requiring consideration in the adoption of knowledge management. Transcultural marketing encompasses the promotion and development of oneness through diffusion of transcultural ideas and technologies from diverse philosophies within the one environment while respecting and embracing diversity in thinking. The chapter presents the case of a large charitable non-profit sector firm and then offers specific discussion on the knowledge management culture and the role of internal marketing in implementation. This chapter advances understanding of the relationships of knowledge management, the role of internal marketing in generating, sustaining, and strengthening transcultural diffusion of knowledge in nonprofit firms and offers a basic framework of "Must Have" and "Nice to Have" for Knowledge Management implementation in not for profit organizations. Trans-cultural diffusion is the dissemination and exchange of cultural rudiments including ideas, styles, and technologies, and is deeply embedded in the success and philosophy of knowledge management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Effective Marketing in Contemporary Globalism
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466662230
ISBN (Print)9781466662216
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


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