Research frontiers on the attention-based view of the firm

John Joseph, Daniella Laureiro-Martinez, Amit Nigam, William Ocasio, Claus Rerup

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The attention-based view (ABV) offers a foundational perspective on strategy and organizing. Despite its significance, questions persist about the relationship between organizational attention and strategic organization. Inspired by the evolving literature on organizational attention, its determinants, and consequences, this special issue aims to advance theory and research in the ABV realm. It includes eight articles—three empirical and five theoretical—spanning a diverse range of topics. Emerging themes include a shift from viewing attention as individual cognition toward attentional engagement through interactions and social relations within organizations, the temporal and dynamic nature of attention, and an explicit recognition that ABV is not about a fixed quantity of attention but what shapes strategic organizational behavior and adaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-17
Number of pages12
JournalStrategic Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2024


  • attentional dynamics
  • attentional engagement
  • attentional perspective
  • communication channels
  • emotions
  • organizational resilience
  • practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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