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    Perceptual Accuracy, Knowledge Calibration and Performance in the Context of Environmental Issues


    Sund, Kristian J. (2012) Perceptual Accuracy, Knowledge Calibration and Performance in the Context of Environmental Issues. Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference. ISSN 978-1-909561-01-4

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    Abstract

    There is growing evidence that managers perceive the environment inaccurately and may not be aware of this inaccuracy, something referred to as knowledge (mis-)calibration. The performance implications of both inaccurate perceptions and lack of calibration remain largely unknown. Using survey data this paper reports high levels of perceptual error and some degree of overconfidence in the context of a single environmental issue. It is found that accurate perceptions are associated with performance. This paper tests whether strategic issue importance, as measured by resource dependency, influences this association but only limited evidence is found to support this. Knowledge calibration is not found to be associated with performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: knowledge calibration; perception; cognition; Management and Organizational Cognition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 4125
    Depositing User: Professor Robert Galavan
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 10:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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