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Managerial and Organizational Cognition
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Managerial and Organizational Cognition
Theory, Methods and Research

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Organizational Theory

April 1998 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Interest in the field of managerial and organizational cognition has been intense over the last few years. This book explores and provides an in-depth overview of the latest developments in the area and presents answers to the questions accompanying its growth: Is the field distinctive? How does it extend our understanding of managerial processes?

From different disciplinary perspectives and empirical settings, the contributors study patterns of managerial cognition. In particular, the longitudinal approach reflected in the volume contributes to its impact as a grounded, practice-based analysis of cognition in organizations.

J-C Spender and Colin Eden
Introduction
J-C Spender
The Dynamics of Individual and Organizational Knowledge
Bo Hellgren and Jan L[um]owstedt
Agency and Organization
A Social Theory Approach to Cognition

 
Kees van der Heijden and Colin Eden
The Theory and Praxis of Reflective Learning in Strategy Making
Pia Lindell et al
A Strategic Manager's Perspective on Organizational Change
Kjell Gr[UM]onhaug and Joyce S Falkenberg
Success Attributions within and across Organizations
Jacky Swan and Sue Newell
Making Sense of Technological Innovation
The Political and Social Dynamics of Cognition

 
Phyllis Johnson, Kevin Daniels and Rachel Asch
Mental Models of Competition
Roland Calori, Michael Lubatkin and Philippe Very
The Development of National Collective Knowledge in Management
Mauri Laukkanen
Conducting Causal Mapping Research
Opportunities and Challenges

 
Colin Eden and Fran Ackermann
Analyzing and Comparing Idiographic Causal Maps
Robert P Bood
Charting Organizational Learning
A Comparison of Multiple Mapping Techniques

 
Mark Jenkins
The Theory and Practice of Comparing Causal Maps
J-C Spender
Conclusions
Using and Researching Managerial Cognition

 

`Comprehensive and easy-to-read book' - Risk Management: An International Journal

`A valuable addition to the research libraries of institutions and individuals who recognize the importance and relevance of the field' - Journal of the Operational Research Society

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