Strategic sensemaking and organizational performance

linkages among scanning, interpretation, action, and outcomes.

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Abstract

This study investigated the strategic "sensemaking" processes of scanning, interpretation, and action and how those activities are linked to organizational performance. Using path analyses on data from 156 hospitals, we tested the direct and indirect effects among these sensemaking processes and performance outcomes and developed a model of their relationships. In a more general sense, the research represents an attempt to provide insight not only into relationships between cognition and action, but also into the links between those fundamental processes and organizational performance outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-270
Number of pages32
JournalAcademy of Management journal. Academy of Management
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Scanning
Organizational performance
Sensemaking
Linkage
Direct effect
Indirect effects
Process performance
Cognition

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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