Mavericks, Visionaries, Protectors, and Sages: Toward A Typology of Cognitive Structure for Decision Making in Organizations
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Duchon, D., Ashmos, D., & Nathan, M. (1997). Mavericks, Visionaries, Protectors, and Sages: Toward A Typology of Cognitive Structure for Decision Making in Organizations. Journal of Business Strategies, 14(2), 106–125. https://doi.org/10.54155/jbs.14.2.106-125

Abstract

This paper reports a study of the relationship between cognitive structure and organizational decision making. Cognitive structure, a framework that helps the decision maker organize and interpret information, has both context (conventional vs. non-conventional) and process (conclusive vs. nonconclusive) dimensions. Based upon context and process combinations, four cognitive structures are identified. Results indicate systematic relationships between cognitive structure and both the perception of a problem and the choices made. The four types can be seen as mutually supportive, each contributing special strengths to decision making in organizations.

https://doi.org/10.54155/jbs.14.2.106-125
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