Allan M. Williams

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We investigate whether workplaces adopting human resources management (HRM) practices that enhance face-to-face communication (FTFC) among employees are more productive than workplaces that do not use such arrangements. The underlying rationale is that facilitating employees' physical proximity and verbal interaction makes knowledge sharing within(More)
International mobility provides opportunities for learning and knowledge transfer by health care workers, with significant potential benefits for countries of destination and, in the case of returned migration, countries of origin. This is examined using a typology that recognizes four types of tacit knowledge: embrained, embodied, embedded, and encultured.(More)
Williams (2011), " Service dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: the co-production of innovation in the hotel industry " , Tourism Abstract This paper introduces the concept of service-dominant logic as a research paradigm in marketing management. It does so in the context of tourism management " s need to engage with wider debates(More)
This paper explores four aspects of the underdeveloped conceptualisation of the role of international migration in uneven regional development and polarisation in cities. First, it emphasises the way in which human mobility transfers not only human capital but also knowledge and material capital, and that these are interrelated. Second, it considers how(More)
The paper explores some of the changing but increasingly important ways in which international migration contributes to knowledge creation and transfer. The paper focuses on four main issues. First, the different ways in which knowledge is conceptualised, and the significance of corporeal mobility in effecting knowledge creation and transfer in relation to(More)
Air travel reregulation has had major and essentially unintended and unforeseen consequences for regional productivity levels. This paper explores how these impacts have been articulated through flows of labour migrants, knowledge, business connectivity/investment, and mobile markets, especially tourism. It seeks to develop a conceptual framework for(More)