Structural determination of attention

A third principle of attention-based perspectives is that of the structural determination of attention. This suggests that how people think and how they attend to an event is a social and cultural process, shaped by the group, organization, industry, and organizational field (Ocasio 1995, 1997)

(Hoffman and Ocasio, 2001:416)

Hoffman, A. and Ocasio, W. 2001. Not All Events Are Attended Equally: Toward a Middle-Range Theory of Industry Attention to External Events. Organization Science, Vol. 12, (4), pp.414-434.

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