quarta-feira, outubro 15, 2003

Factors Influencing Environmental Scanning in the Organizational Context

Correia, Zita e Wilson, Tom (2002) Factors Influencing Environmental Scanning in the Organizational Context in Information Research, Vol. 7 (1).

Abstract: "This paper identifies and analyses the factors internal to the organization, which affect the activity of environmental scanning, understood here as the information seeking activity of managers, directed at the company's external environment. These factors include individual factors, such as information consciousness and exposure to information, and organizational factors such as information climate and "outwardness". The main relationships among them are also analysed. These factors were identified in the course of research aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of the environmental scanning process (Correia & Wilson, 1996). The methodology used - a case-study approach coupled with the grounded theory method of qualitative analysis - was of major importance in obtaining information that is grounded largely on the personal experience of managers."

Qual o papel que os expatriados podem ter enquanto parte integrante do processo de "environmental scanning"?

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