The Role of Managerial and Organizational Intelligences

30 Pages Posted: 22 May 2013

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Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Daniel Dauber

University of Warwick

Date Written: May 21, 2013

Abstract

Organizational intelligence and inefficacy set limits to the capabilities of achieving high levels of performance in organizations. Managerial and organizational cognition emerge from organizational intelligences. In this paper we aim at providing theoretical foundations for understanding how managerial cognition in turn can have either a positive or a negative influence on the intelligences and by that can promote or constrain performance. Within the theory of organizational coherence and trajectory the concepts of managerial and organizational intelligence constitute a theoretical counterpoise to the literature on management paradox. What numerous management scholars call ‘a paradox’ and understand as ‘a simultaneous existence of two inconsistent states’ is the normal state of a well-functioning organization, reflecting a necessary and indispensable constituting element of the organization as a viable system.

The paper is part of a theory-building endeavor. Parts of the model and a comprehensive questionnaire (OCT-NP Instrument 2013) were empirically tested.

Keywords: configuration model, cognitive management, efficacy, managerial paradox, loyalty, organizational intelligences

JEL Classification: M14, D23

Suggested Citation

Fink, Gerhard and Yolles, Maurice and Dauber, Daniel, The Role of Managerial and Organizational Intelligences (May 21, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2267750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2267750

Gerhard Fink (Contact Author)

Dept of International Business and Trade ( email )

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Wien, 1020
Austria
+43/1/313364331 (Phone)

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Daniel Dauber

University of Warwick ( email )

Gibbet Hill Rd.
Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8UW
United Kingdom

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