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Cognitive complexity implications for research on sustainable competitive advantage


  • Cheng, Shu-Ling
  • Chang, Hae-Ching


Cognitive complexity of top managers gains increasing attention in the management field. Performance implication of cognitive complexity is an important one. This article clarifies several of the original points to reply to Huang's commentary. In particular, we comment on some issues of testability and measurement of cognitive complexity and internal/external related dimensions.

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  • Cheng, Shu-Ling & Chang, Hae-Ching, 2010. "Cognitive complexity implications for research on sustainable competitive advantage," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 67-70, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:63:y:2010:i:1:p:67-70

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    1. Cheng, Shu-Ling & Chang, Hae-Ching, 2009. "Performance implications of cognitive complexity: An empirical study of cognitive strategic groups in semiconductor industry," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 62(12), pages 1311-1320, December.
    2. Huang, Kuo-Feng, 2009. "How do strategic groups handle cognitive complexity to sustain competitive advantage? A commentary essay," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 62(12), pages 1296-1298, December.
    3. Neill, Stern & Rose, Gregory M., 2006. "The effect of strategic complexity on marketing strategy and organizational performance," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 1-10, January.
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    2. Wood, Van R. & Karriker, Joy H. & Williams, Larry J., 2010. "Evaluating export markets: Experienced exporters' hierarchical cognitive structures," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(12), pages 1261-1266, December.


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