Title: Role of middle managers in strategic renewal

Authors: Eka Pria Anas; Adi Zakaria Afiff; Ruslan Prijadi

Addresses: School of Management, University of Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Indonesia ' School of Management, University of Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Indonesia ' School of Management, University of Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Indonesia

Abstract: The present study discusses the development of strategic renewal through the role of middle managers who pay proper attention to changes in their respective business environments. The following three approaches are used in this study: strategic renewal, the attention-based view and the strategic role of middle managers and uses the state-owned enterprise infrastructure in Indonesia to illustrate that middle managers can influence the course of a firm's strategy. Middle managers at a particular position are more likely to change their firm-level strategies. Middle managers exert their influence by directing the attention of the top management to strategic opportunities. Such an effort is possible if middle managers pay attention to the changes in the firm's environment, which requires support from several organisational factors as well. However, such a middle manager role is more effective when it is played by managers who are knowledgeable and experienced.

Keywords: attention-based view; middle manager; strategic renewal; state-owned enterprise; partial least square; environmental changes; environmental scanning; cognitive function; firm behaviour; issue selling-role.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2019.100684

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2019 Vol.18 No.3, pp.231 - 250

Received: 02 Oct 2018
Accepted: 29 Mar 2019

Published online: 16 May 2019 *

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