Global Decision-Making: The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies

Gary Garrison, Michael Harvey, Nancy Napier

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This paper examines the role of managerial curiosity as a critical factor in determining the future impact of disruptive information technologies in a global organization. Specifically, this paper presents curiosity as a managerial characteristic that plays an important role in identifying disruptive information technologies and facilitating their early adoption. Further, it uses resource-based theory as a theoretical lens to illustrate how managerial curiosity can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. Finally, it examines the individual decision styles that are best suited in assessing disruptive information technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-52
Number of pages32
JournalMultinational Business Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2008


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