From bust to boom : towards a strategic cognition perspective on Australian mining firms’ adaption

Kabanoff, Boris, Schaffner, Markus, & Bo, Song (2011) From bust to boom : towards a strategic cognition perspective on Australian mining firms’ adaption. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, 7 – 9 December 2011, Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.

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While the role of executives’ cognition in organisations’ responses to change is a central topic in strategic cognition research, changes in firms’ environment are typically not measured directly but described either as an event (for example, new industry legislation) or represented by a time period (e.g. when a new technology impacted an industry). The Australian mining sector has witnessed a historically significant change in demand for its products and we begin by developing measures of changes in supply and demand for key commodities during the period 1992-2008. We identify sub-groups of firms based on their activities and commodity sector and examine the relation of these variables to executives’ cognition and to firms’ CapEx. We find industry, firm and cognitive variables are related to both strategic cognition and firms’ CapEx.

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ID Code: 48057
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Strategic Cognition, Strategy, Strategic Decision-Making, Competitive Environment, Industry Analysis
ISBN: 9781877040870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2012 22:10
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 20:44

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