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Approaching global industrial marketing from a managerial cognition perspective: a theoretical framework

Sreedhar Madhavaram (Department of Marketing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Vishag Badrinarayanan (Department of Marketing, Texas State University‐San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, USA)
Elad Granot (Department of Marketing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing

ISSN: 0885-8624

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to attempt to develop an integrative theoretical framework that approaches global industrial marketing from a managerial cognition perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing from the managerial cognition research, business strategy research, and international business research, this paper develops a theoretical framework that is relevant to global industrial marketing.

Findings

Global industrial marketing research has much to gain from the managerial cognition literature. The framework developed in this article presents relevant managerial cognition variables, their individual and firm level antecedents, and desirable outcomes.

Research limitations/implications

The framework presented in this paper provides strong theoretical foundation for further theory development in global industrial marketing research and managerial cognition research. However, given the conceptual nature of our research, empirical scrutiny and further conceptual and empirical research are required.

Originality/value

Given the growing importance of global industrial marketing, the authors hope that this article provides a theoretical foundation for future research. For practitioners, the framework provides a useful starting point for evaluating managerial cognition in their firms and effective usage of the managerial cognition concept.

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Citation

Madhavaram, S., Badrinarayanan, V. and Granot, E. (2011), "Approaching global industrial marketing from a managerial cognition perspective: a theoretical framework", Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 26 No. 7, pp. 532-541. https://doi.org/10.1108/08858621111162334

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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