Cognitive Frames as Codeterminants of Persistent Performance Differentials

Thorbjørn Knudsen

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The present study extends the competence-based view by appealing to cognitive frames as codeterminants of persistent performance differentials. It is suggested that financial performance is influenced by a causal chain running from cognitive frames through constrained information processing and perceived uncertainty. The empirical test provides evidence from survey data and archival data supporting this assertion. We are aware of no previous work that explicitly states or tests this causal chain. Furthermore, we introduce a novel method to estimate path models when the usual approach is infeasibl
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherThe Link Program
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
SeriesLINK Working Paper


  • Resource-based view
  • Diversification
  • Commitment
  • Product market diversity

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