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Studying Strategic Cognition by Content Analysis of Annual Reports: A Validation Involving Firm Innovation

Kabanoff, Boris & Keegan, Jack (2007) Studying Strategic Cognition by Content Analysis of Annual Reports: A Validation Involving Firm Innovation. In Chapman, Ross (Ed.) Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital: 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference, 4 - 7 December, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

We test the psychometric validity of a new measure of managerial cognitive focus on innovation described in Kabanoff and Brown (in press). The new measure and six other cognitive strategic dimensions are derived using machine learning and content analysis of top management messages in annual reports of Australian Stock Exchange listed firms (1992-04). A pre-existing, independently-derived economic measure of successful value adding innovation (the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia’s annually calculated enterprise-level Innovation Index Score (IIS) (2002-04)) is used to test for convergent and discriminant validity as well as compare temporal stability. Additional examination shows the association between the measure of cognitive focus on innovation and IIS is consistent with expectations derived from analysis of then derivation and calculation of IIS. Demonstration of associations between the cognitive and economic measures of innovation partly addresses three of McGee’s (2005) ‘make-or-break’ issues that face cognitive approaches to theories of firmlevel strategising.

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ID Code: 11216
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Content Analysis, Mixed Methods, Cognition, Top Management Teams
ISBN: 1863081402
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:32

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