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Levy, Orly (2005) 'The influence of top management team attention patterns on global strategic posture of firms.' Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26 (7). pp. 797-819.

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Drawing upon the managerial cognition and the upper echelons perspectives, this study proposes that the cognitive capabilities of top executives significantly affect globalization efforts. Specifically, the study suggests that managerial attention patterns or the cognitive processes of [noticing and constructing meaning] about the environment influence strategic posture of firms. Based on a longitudinal sample of U.S. firms operating in technologically intensive industries, the results indicate that firms were more likely to develop an expansive global strategic posture when their top management paid attention to the external environment and considered a diverse set of elements in this environment. On the other hand, firms led by top management that paid more attention to the internal environment were less likely to be global.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 08943796
Copyright Statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Levy, O. (2005), The influence of top management team attention patterns on global strategic posture of firms. J. Organiz.Behav., 26: 797-819, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with WileyTerms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 14:29

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