Cognitive complexity in global mindsets



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Massingham, P. (2013). Cognitive complexity in global mindsets. International Journal of Management, 30 (1), 232-248.

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The article examines the cognitive complexity of decisions associated with foreign direct investment (FDI). The research is based on interviews with executives at 27 of Australia's top 100 companies. It examines the information-processing abilities of managers in the sample and compares domestic mindset with global mindset. The results reveal that the decision whether to make or buy necessary knowledge is an important cognitive capability. The study contributes to the operationalization of the information processing abilities of global mindset.

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