The Role of Entrepreneur Cognition on Core Rigidity

Yan Guo, Pei Wen Huang, Meihui Chou, Shih Chieh Fang, Fu Sheng Tsai

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Against the backdrop of economic internationalization and market globalization, the world has witnessed faster competitive contents with a more dynamic market environment, a more rapid technological innovation, and more diverse customer needs. Thus, for every enterprise especially led by entrepreneurs, the focus is to maintain the sustainability of competitive advantages and dynamically transform core capacity to avoid rigidity. This paper introduces the process of the deepened rigidity in WS Co. Company, which occurs due to the wrong cognition of Dr. S and his teams who managed or failed to respond to the rigidity encountered by the company during different periods. The rigidity of its capacity is believed to be caused by the cognitive errors of the entrepreneur and his team facing every period of potential rigidity, which makes them fail to deal with it (or choose the wrong methods), thus leading to complete rigidity. This paper intends to explain how rigidity takes shape from the cognitive aspect of senior managers, which may serve as illuminations for the similar enterprises led by entrepreneurs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number717253
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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