An Introduction to Mindset Theory

23 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2013 Last revised: 4 Nov 2013

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Maurice Yolles

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

Gerhard Fink

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

The plural agency is a self-referential, self-regulating, self-organizing, adaptive, pro-active and culturally stable collective, having a normative personality belonging to a psychosocial framework of the "collective mind." The agency can be characterized by Mindset types, a derivative of Maruyama’s Mindscape meta-theory -- a little known but powerful epistemic approach that can anticipate an agency’s patterns of behavior and demands. A Mindscape is a construct from which coherent sets of behavioral mind-sets can emerge. However, Mindscape theory lacks generative transparency, and the Mindset theory we develop changes this. Mindset Theory is based on the Sagiv-Schwartz (2007) cultural values study from which eight Mindset types are generated that individually or in combination can characterize personality and anticipate behavior.

Keywords: Mindsets, Mindscapes, Traits, Jungian psychological functions, Attitude, Temperament, Self-organisation, Adaptation

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard, An Introduction to Mindset Theory (November 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2348622 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2348622

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

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

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management ( email )

IACCM c/o IVM WU-Wien
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Wien, 1020
Austria
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