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Levy, Orly, Beechler, Schon, Taylor, Sully and Boyacigiller, Nakiye A (2007) 'What we talk about when we talk about ‘global mindset’: Managerial cognition in multinational corporations.' Journal of International Business Studies, 38 (2). pp. 231-258.

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Abstract

Recent developments in the global economy and in multinational corporations have placed significant emphasis on the cognitive orientations of managers, giving rise to a number of concepts such as ‘global mindset’ that are presumed to be associated with the effective management of multinational corporations. This paper reviews the literature on global mindset and clarifies some of the conceptual confusion surrounding the construct. We identify common themes across writers, suggesting that the majority of studies fall into one of three research perspectives: cultural, strategic, and multidimensional. We also identify two constructs from the social sciences – cosmopolitanism and cognitive complexity – that underlie the perspectives found in the literature. We then use these two constructs to develop an integrative theoretical framework of global mindset. We then provide a critical assessment of the field of global mindset and suggest directions for future theoretical and empirical research.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 00472506
Copyright Statement: ©2006 Palgrave Macmillan. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of International Business Studies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Levy, Orly and Beechler, Schon and Taylor, Sully and Boyacigiller, Nakiye A (2007) 'What we talk about when we talk about ‘global mindset’: Managerial cognition in multinational corporations.' Journal of International Business Studies, 38 (2). pp. 231-258. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400265 is available online at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400265
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400265
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 14:56
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31991
Funders: Other

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