Since the seminal work of AGUILAR (1967), many researchers have studied the processes by which managers scan the external environment of their organizations. These studies have focused on a wide range of topics, such as the behavior of managers as users of information, the nature of information used at different hierarchical levels, the organization of scanning units, the use of information sources, among others.
This unit will provide the opportunity to discuss some of the most important empirical studies in the area of environmental scanning.
AUSTER, E. CHOO, C. W. CEOs, information, and decision making: scanning the environment for strategic advantage. Library Trends, v.43, n.2, Fall 1994, p. 206-225.
SUBRAMANIAN, R., FERNANDES, N., HARPER, E. Environmental scanning in U.S. companies: their nature and their relationship to performance. Management International Review, vol.33, 1993, p. 271-286.
AUSTER, E., CHOO, C. W. How senior managers acquire and use information in environmental scanning. Information Processing and Management, v.30, n.5, p.607-618, 1994.
YASAI-ARDEKANI, M., NYSTROM, P. C. Designs for environmental scanning systems: tests of a contingency theory. Management Science v.42, n.2, p.187-204.