Outlining the Value of Cognitive Studies in Increasing the Strategic Management within Organizations

Outlining the Value of Cognitive Studies in Increasing the Strategic Management within Organizations

Aida Varela Varela (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil), Marilene Lobo Abreu Barbosa (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) and Maria Giovanna Guedes Farias (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8632-8.ch012


The purpose of this chapter is to examine the value of cognitive studies in the optimization of strategic management through improved information systems. To reach this objective, cognitive concepts and their developments are initially contrasted with learning, mediation, and skills development, and the experiences in companies, for example, are presented by applying the Structural Cognitive Modifiability Theory (SCMT) and the Mediated Learning Experience theory (MLE), which were developed through the Instrumental Enrichment Programs (IEP) created by Reuven Feuerstein in order to describe the trajectory through which a subject arrives at a solution to a problem. In conclusion, professions undergo profound changes of a complex and diverse nature as a result of the political, economic, and social situation that leads to interdependence and competition, requiring an overhaul of theories and educational practices in order to align the professional profiles with the social and productive demands that require independent reflective, creative, proactive professionals.
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Strategic Management In Organizations

It is known that strategic management consists of a series of activities designed to align the internal resources of an organization to the external environment, and that it emerged from the conceptual evolution of planning, expanding and integrating various concepts and practices in order to successfully address the growing complexity in the business world due to technological developments and the globalization of markets.

Strategic management incorporates strategic planning into the decision-making processes in all areas of the organization, as it brings together planning and administration in a single process that aims to ensure necessary actions are taken, so that the various parts of the organization are participating, integrated, involved and committed to the decision-making process.

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