Strategic Cognition and Cognitive Mapping: An Overview of Cognitive Capabilities in Strategic Change Management and Change Leader's Cognitive Map

Document Type : Review article


1 PhD student of Technology Management, Allameh Tabatabai University

2 Assistant Professor, Allameh Tabatabai University


Cognition is a mental activity for sensemaking based on acquiring and processing the environmental information. These mental structures and cognitive dimensions of the management are vital factors for the formulation and implementation of organizational strategic change. In this paper, a literature review of strategic cognition and its role in managerial dynamic capabilities and strategic planning has been conducted. In addition, respect to the importance of the cognitive aspects of management, Cognitive Mapping technique has been reviewed for elicitation and exploitation of change leader's mind structure.



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