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.
Introduction - J-C Spender and Colin Eden The Dynamics of Individual and Organizational Knowledge - J-C Spender Agency and Organization - Bo Hellgren and Jan L[um]owstedt A Social Theory Approach to Cognition The Theory and Praxis of Reflective Learning in Strategy Making - Kees van der Heijden and Colin Eden A Strategic Manager's Perspective on Organizational Change - Pia Lindell et al Success Attributions within and across Organizations - Kjell Gr[UM]onhaug and Joyce S Falkenberg Making Sense of Technological Innovation - Jacky Swan and Sue Newell The Political and Social Dynamics of Cognition Mental Models of Competition - Phyllis Johnson, Kevin Daniels and Rachel Asch The Development of National Collective Knowledge in Management - Roland Calori, Michael Lubatkin and Philippe Very Conducting Causal Mapping Research - Mauri Laukkanen Opportunities and Challenges Analyzing and Comparing Idiographic Causal Maps - Colin Eden and Fran Ackermann Charting Organizational Learning - Robert P Bood A Comparison of Multiple Mapping Techniques The Theory and Practice of Comparing Causal Maps - Mark Jenkins Conclusions - J-C Spender Using and Researching Managerial Cognition