volume 7, issue 4, P379-396 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1807-76922010000400005
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Abstract: ABSTRACTThis paper proposes a new contingency view of the organization and it contributes to the theme through two complementary perspectives. First, it proposes cognition as a function which acts as the main mediator between the organization and the environment. Second, it introduces cognition as the core organizational ability which supports individuals, groups and organizations with intelligence, autonomy, learning and knowledge management, whereas, in such a perspective, cognition is viewed as the core re…

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