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A Lens Model View of the Upper Echelons Perspective: Adding the “Why” to the Theoretical Framework

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 5:00 PM
MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013

Hall of Fame Conference Room, WB 145

RSVP before Monday, November 25 to Jennifer Keever at jmkeever@bsu.edu.

A Lens Model View of the Upper Echelons Perspective: Adding the “Why” to the Theoretical Framework

Presented by Nick Bartkoski

Assistant Professor of Management

A Lens Model View of the Upper Echelons Perspective: Adding the “Why” to the Theoretical Framework
The upper echelons perspective is the major school of thought underlying research into how top managers can affect the performance of a firm through their strategic decision making. While this perspective has great value, its theoretical strength is limited due to insufficient discussion of why the cognitions and values of the executive affect the decision making processes. This paper considers how applying Brunswik’s lens model to the upper echelons perspective strengthens the theory and provides better psychological understanding as to the processes of perception. Based upon this idea, this paper then recontextualizes some of the most influential studies in upper echelons in terms of the lens model.

About Nick Bartkoski
Nick Bartkoski, assistant professor of management, received his Ph.D. from the University Oklahoma. His teaching interests include business management, business, government and society, and introductory management. His current research interests are in the areas of top management teams, strategic decision making, and social issues in management.

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Miller College Research Colloquia Series 2013-14

Date | Presenter 

All colloquia are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and meet in Whitinger Building, room 145

January 27, Monday | Brad Anderson
January 30, Thursday | Chan Gu
February 24, Monday | Kris Kemper
February 27, Thursday | Tamara Montag
March 17, Monday | Renee Flasher
March 20, Thursday | Kelsey Brasel
April 21, Monday | Eric Nesson
April 24, Thursday | Marcus Wolfe


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