07 Jan 2021

Affect and Cognition in Upper Echelons’ Strategic Decision Making: Empirical and Theoretical Studies for Advancing Corporate Governance.

Frontiers in Psychology

Editors: Matteo Cristofaro (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Yongjian Bao (University of Lethbridge) Sana (Shih-chi) Chiu (University of Houston) Ana Beatriz Hernández-Lara (University of Rovira i Virgili) Leticia Perez-Calero (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Judith Walls (University of St. Gallen)


Research over the last 40 years has greatly advanced the investigation of upper echelons’ strategic decision-making processes. However, what remains largely unknown within these processes is the interplay of affective states and cognition. In particular, we know little about how these two intertwine and influence the scale-up from the individual to collective strategic decision making as well as financial and non-financial performance outcomes. From that, themes that this Research Topic encourages include (but are not limited to):

– Are affectively-evaluated business opportunities as good as analytically-evaluated opportunities?

– How do biases scale up from the individual to the collective level?

– How does artificial intelligence create new perspectives on bounded rationality and bounded irrationality?

– What kind of psychological or cognitive attributes are more likely to influence executives’ decisions related to non-financial firm outcomes such as corporate social responsibility or sustainability?

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Deadline: 26 March 2021: Abstract 30 September 2021: Manuscript

Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/17546/affect-and-cognition-in-upper-echelons-strategic-decision-making-empirical-and-theoretical-studies-f