Attention-based view

past, present and future




Attention-based view, Bibliometric analysis, Co-citation analysis, Literature review


Objective: To present a review and prognosis of academic research focused on the field of Attention-Based View (ABV).

Methodology: Bibliometric analysis using co-word analysis and co-citation techniques of 165 relevant articles published between 2004 and 2021 in journals included in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, considering conceptual and intellectual structures, trends, and possible paths for the field of ABV. The retrieved articles were selected based on the key terms present in the title, abstract, and keywords.

Relevance: Identifies the field development, research network, documents the most relevant journals and articles, concepts, and the intellectual framework of prominent authors.

Findings: The seminal author, Ocasio, is the most expressive and the center of all networks in ABV research. The leading journal, according to the number of articles published, is the Strategic Management Journal. The conceptual structure presents three groups: the central roots of ABV, the attentional dynamics within organizations, and managerial cognition. Relevant topics are strategic change and communication channels, strategy as practice and studies in multinational companies (MNCs), organizational design, senior management team and governance.

Theoretical implications: To present the state of the art, to integrate ABV knowledge and identify gaps for future research showing new trends, such as interfaces with metacognition and governance.

Practical implications: Top management team decision-making process is ABV dependent so organizational architecture and its dynamics plays a crucial role in strategy for business success.


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Author Biographies

Ricardo Luiz Pereira Bueno, Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp / São Paulo, SP

DBA. Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp

Heloisa Candia Hollanagel, Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp / São Paulo, SP

PhD. Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp

Fernando Antonio Ribeiro Serra, Universidade Nove de Julho – Uninove / São Paulo, SP

PhD. Universidade Nove de Julho – Uninove


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How to Cite

Bueno, R. L. P., Hollanagel, H. C., & Serra, F. A. R. (2024). Attention-based view: past, present and future. Revista Ibero-Americana De Estratégia, 23(1), e23714.