Causal Ambiguity and Management Perception

Powell, Thomas C, Lovallo, Dan and Caringal, Carmina (2006) Causal Ambiguity and Management Perception. Academy of Management Review, 31 (1). pp. 175-196.


We integrate and extend research on causal ambiguity, indicating the principal causal paths from ambiguity to performance and discussing the connections between empirical findings and resource-based expectations. We then develop the linkage between causal ambiguity and management perception. Drawing on experimental and field research, we give testable propositions linking ambiguity, perception, and firm performance; integrate this research with studies of causal ambiguity; and suggest directions for future causal ambiguity research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Business enterprises; Ambiguity; Causation
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 16:47
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 11:35
Funders: N/A

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