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Global Decision‐Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies

Global Decision‐Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive... This paper examines the role of managerial curiosity as a critical factor in determining the future impact of disruptive information technologies in a global organization. Specifically, this paper presents curiosity as a managerial characteristic that plays an important role in identifying disruptive information technologies and facilitating their early adoption. Further, it uses resource‐based theory as a theoretical lens to illustrate how managerial curiosity can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. Finally, it examines the individual decision styles that are best suited in assessing disruptive information technologies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Multinational Business Review Emerald Publishing

Global Decision‐Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1525-383X
DOI
10.1108/1525383X200800002
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Abstract

This paper examines the role of managerial curiosity as a critical factor in determining the future impact of disruptive information technologies in a global organization. Specifically, this paper presents curiosity as a managerial characteristic that plays an important role in identifying disruptive information technologies and facilitating their early adoption. Further, it uses resource‐based theory as a theoretical lens to illustrate how managerial curiosity can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. Finally, it examines the individual decision styles that are best suited in assessing disruptive information technologies.

Journal

Multinational Business ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 11, 2008

Keywords: Managerial curiosity; Disruptive information technologies; Decision styles; Global organization

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