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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate how managerial experiences affect the whole process of strategic sensemaking on the individual and team-level including the interactions of both levels. Overall, the results support Hambrick and Mason’s suggestion that top management teams play an important role in strategic decision-making of organizations.579 Top managers with their individual experience affect if and when teams perceive new environmental changes, how they interpret these detected changes and how they react on them. This study shows the importance of distinguishing between depth and breadth of managerial experience, as these discrete dimensions of experience have different effects on strategic sensemaking on the individual as well as the organizational level. Three research questions were derived, which help to better understand strategic sensemaking in organizations and which answers fill shortcomings of extant research:
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    What are the effects of the individual knowledge base (represented by breadth and depth of intrapersonal functional and organizational experience) on the three steps of the individual strategic sensemaking process?

     

Keywords

Team Member Managerial Experience Relationship Conflict Agenda Setting Task Conflict 
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