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Intuition in Management Research: A Historical Review

Akinci, C and Sadler-Smith, E (2012) Intuition in Management Research: A Historical Review International Journal of Management Reviews, 14 (1). 104 - 122. ISSN 1460-8545

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In this historical review we chart the progress of intuition research over the past eight decades. We highlight the distinction between intuition research in management and intuition research in base disciplines and related fields, and offer a critical commentary on the ways in which the dynamic between these two historical threads has affected progress in the study of intuition in organizations. We conclude by identifying several promising new directions for intuition research, and offer a number of recommendations to intuition researchers in management which may help in taking this topic forward in ways that do not recapitulate previous errors, diversions or digressions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
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Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2011.00313.x
Additional Information : © 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Management Reviews © 2011 British Academy of Management and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The definitive version is available at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2012 11:28
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:19

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