Knowledge frames and strategic adaptation: a temporal- orientation perspective

T.G. Andrews, S.L. McGaughey

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    Abstract

    Observing that strategic management research originates from and reflects one end of a spectrum of psychological time variance, we explore the implications of this temporal bias for theorising and practice. Introducing a fundamental duality of psychological time based on future-time and present-time orientations, we argue that temporal bias affects the relevance of knowledge proffered in two main ways: the type of knowledge being disseminated, and the speed with which knowledge frames are produced, modified and transferred. Propositions that link temporal orientation and the speed of adaptation to frame-bending (i.e. incremental) and frame-breaking (i.e. discontinuous) change are offered. These initial propositions are extended to incorporate the effect of intra- and inter-national cultural distance on the transfer and consumption of knowledge frames (and associated practice).

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    ConferenceStrategic Management Society 28th Annual International Conference
    CityCologne, Germany
    Period15/10/08 → …

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    Keywords

    • knowledge frames
    • strategic adaptations
    • temporal bias
    • strategic management

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    Andrews, T. G., & McGaughey, S. L. (2008). Knowledge frames and strategic adaptation: a temporal- orientation perspective. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 28th Annual International Conference, Cologne, Germany, .
    Andrews, T.G. ; McGaughey, S.L. / Knowledge frames and strategic adaptation: a temporal- orientation perspective. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 28th Annual International Conference, Cologne, Germany, .
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