The effective transfer and development of knowledge is one of today’s most urgent concerns of multinationals. The key to make it work lies in efficient knowledge absorption, which is mostly done by multidisciplinary teams within companies and depends for its success on teams’ absorptive capacity. There, creating and managing teams is a crucial way to enhance trams’ absorptive capacity an, as a result, enhances knowledge transfer and development. In this project we open up the black box and study the management of absorptive capacity over time and in multiple dimensions. Combining a multi-level analysis of absorptive capacity with qualitative and quantitative data the project contribute with, e.g. knowledge on characteristics of team member and critical managerial actions for managing the transfer of knowledge.