S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Dept. of Business Administration (경영학과) Seoul Journal of Business Seoul Journal of Business Volume 17, Number 1/2 (2011)
Environmental Scanning Behavior of the Top Managers: A Regulatory Focus Model
- CHO, THERESA S.
- Issue Date
- Seoul Journal of Business, Vol.17 No.2, pp. 151-166
- Drawing on regulatory focus theory (Higgins 1997), I propose a model
of firms environmental scanning behavior. Specifically, I explore a firms
environmental scanning behavior as a function of the motivational mindset
of the firms top management team. Prior research has shown that diversity
of the TMTs composition has an impact on the firms strategic behavior.
I take this premise further to suggest that: 1) a TMTs cognitive diversity
is likely to differ in the collective mindset in their degree of promotionor
prevention-focus; 2) this differential mindset is likely to mediate the
processing style of the environment, and subsequently differentially drive
the firms strategic choice.