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IBS Lunchtime Research Seminar - Roman Barwinski - When Does Investing in Digital Technologies Pay Off? The Role of Top Managers’ Digitalization Metacognition

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Date 13 March 2024
Time 13:00-14:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
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You are cordially invited to attend an International Business and Strategy Departmental Research Meeting, during which there will be a presentation by Roman Barwinski, University of Bristol A reminder that attendance for IBS (full time, research oriented) staff and full-time students is compulsory, and where possible, must be in person. Individuals unable to attend in person, due to legitimate reasons will be provided a Teams link on request. Non-IBS staff are welcome to attend, but must register prior to the event. If you have not received the email invite please email Angie Clark

Please join us in Room 108, Henley Business School, if you would like to attend, please register using the link below:

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Please make sure you let me know in advance if you intend to attend in person so that the correct amount of catering is booked.

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2024, HBS Room 108

Time: 13.00 - 14.15pm


Firms frequently struggle to realize positive returns on their digital technology investments, resulting in significant variations in digital returns across high- and low-performing firms. This study employs a managerial cognitive capability lens to investigate this disparity, and introduces managerial digitalization metacognition as a crucial differentiating factor. Metacognition enables top management to challenge and adapt cognitive structures. Our proposed moderation model establishes digitalization metacognition as a boundary condition for achieving benefits from digital technology investments. Drawing on a unique hand-collected sample of firms in the engineering and plastics industries, empirical analysis provides support for our hypotheses. The findings reveal that firms with high levels of digitalization metacognition achieve efficiency and expansion advantages through digital technology investments, whereas low levels of digitalization metacognition diminish digital returns.

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