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Global Decision‐Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies

Gary Garrison (College of Business Administration, Assistant Professor, Information Systems Management, Belmont University)
Michael Harvey (School of Business Administration, Distinguished Chair of Global Business, Management Department, University of Mississippi and Bond University (Australia))
Nancy Napier (College of Business and Economics, Director of International Business Programs, Boise State University)

Multinational Business Review

ISSN: 1525-383X

Article publication date: 11 March 2008

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of managerial curiosity as a critical factor in determining the future impact of disruptive information technologies in a global organization. Specifically, this paper presents curiosity as a managerial characteristic that plays an important role in identifying disruptive information technologies and facilitating their early adoption. Further, it uses resource‐based theory as a theoretical lens to illustrate how managerial curiosity can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. Finally, it examines the individual decision styles that are best suited in assessing disruptive information technologies.

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Garrison, G., Harvey, M. and Napier, N. (2008), "Global Decision‐Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 21-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/1525383X200800002

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