The Selective Perception of Managers Revisited

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 716-737, 1997

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper

22 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007 Last revised: 18 Aug 2016

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Janice M. Beyer

University of Texas at Austin

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland

Elizabeth George

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Bill Glick

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

dt ogilvie

E. Philip Saunders College of Business at RIT

Dulce Pugliese

University of Texas at Austin

Abstract

Results of a systematic replication of studies by Dearborn and Simon and by Walsh suggest that differences in their conclusions resulted from differences in their experimental procedures. Managers are broader perceivers when they are encouraged to identify more problems. Also, contrary to Walsh's and others' theories, in this replication belief structure did not mediate the relationship between functional experience and selective perception. In addition, predominantly negative relationships were found between areas of experience and perceptions, indicating that functional experience may produce selective imperception as well as selective perception.

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Janice M. and Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj and George, Elizabeth and Glick, William H. and ogilvie, dt and Pugliese, Dulce, The Selective Perception of Managers Revisited. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 716-737, 1997; Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1008765

Janice M. Beyer

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Prithviraj Chattopadhyay (Contact Author)

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Elizabeth George

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William H. Glick

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Dulce Pugliese

University of Texas at Austin

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