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Neuroscience Methods: A Framework for Managerial and Organizational Cognition

Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition

ISBN: 978-1-78743-677-0, eISBN: 978-1-78743-676-3

ISSN: 2397-5210

Publication date: 5 December 2017

Abstract

In light of the growing interest in neuroscience within the managerial and organizational cognition (MOC) scholarly domain at large, this chapter advances current knowledge on core neuroscience methods. It does so by building on the theoretical analysis put forward by Healey and Hodgkinson (2014, 2015), and by offering a thorough – yet accessible – methodological framework for a better understanding of key cognitive and social neuroscience methods. Classifying neuroscience methods based on their degree of resolution, functionality, and anatomical focus, the chapter outlines their features, practicalities, advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, it focuses on functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, heart rate variability, and skin conductance response. Equipped with knowledge of these methods, researchers will be able to further their understanding of the potential synergies between management and neuroscience, to better appreciate and evaluate the value of neuroscience methods, and to look at new ways to frame old and new research questions in MOC. The chapter also builds bridges between researchers and practitioners by rebalancing the hype and hopes surrounding the use of neuroscience in management theory and practice.

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Massaro, S. (2017), "Neuroscience Methods: A Framework for Managerial and Organizational Cognition", Galavan, R.J., Sund, K.J. and Hodgkinson, G.P. (Ed.) Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Vol. 2), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 241-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2397-52102017010

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