The importance of individual mental models for strategic thinking in organisations

Malan, Renee and Erwee, Ronel and Rose, Dennis M. (2009) The importance of individual mental models for strategic thinking in organisations. In: ANZAM 2009: Sustainable Management and Marketing, 1-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

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This paper addresses the gap between mental model theory and strategic thinking theory. It presents a framework of core elements of strategic thinking to explore the link between these elements and mental models. The paper proposes that mental models could have a shaping effect on strategic thinking. It suggests that individual mental models can be developed and strategic thinking can be enhanced through organisational communication and organisational learning principles.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2009 The Author. Full papers available on CD-ROM of same title as published volume. Published volume only lists abstracts of all papers presented at conference.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 00:59
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 00:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: strategic management; strategy and cognition; strategic thinking; mental models; strategic decision-making
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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