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In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.
Chapter 4: Cognitions in Organizations
Cognitions in Organizations
Over the last decade, the study of organizational behavior has witnessed a dramatic shift toward a more cognitive perspective. This change in perspective has influenced both research and application in the field, and, more recently, has redefined topics typically viewed under the heading of organizational behavior (OB). Through the years, organizational behavior, particularly that segment of OB that is based on the study of the individual, has been chastised for lacking a central set of theories, for offering limited theoretical development of the theories it imports from psychology, and for covering topics that are over-researched and lacking connection to issues of interest to practitioners (O'Reilly 1991). We believe that these criticisms are the result of a ...