Re-organizing for Innovation: Top Management Attention as a Driver of Strategic Renewal
Paper i proceeding, 2011

Abstract: Research on how managers implement change in their organizations during crisis is of growing interest. Today’s decision-makers are inundated by stimuli and even more so during crisis. Naturally this prevents all events to be attended to equally. Attention as an important factor in decision-making processes has long been noticed by organizational scholars and attention established as a valuable and scarce resource in organizations. Despite this, few longitudinal studies seem to have used an attention-based view to examine how management attention is used as a driver. By providing thick empirical data and the lens of attention-based view within a strategic change context, this paper aims to further understandings and add to actionable knowledge relating to top management attention as a driver for strategic change. Empirical data has been gathered over a period of four years.

Attention-based view


Innovation renewal

Empirical research

Automotive Industry

Change implementation

Longitudinal Case study



Lena Ekelund

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation

Christine Räisänen

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

ISPIM 2011


Annan maskinteknik


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik


Innovation och entreprenörskap

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