Accession Number : ADA168035


Title :   Organizations as Information Processing Systems. Environmental Characteristics, Company Performance, and Chief Executive Scanning: An Empirical Study.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Daft,Richard ; Sormunen,Juhani ; Parks,Don


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a168035.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Chief executives in fifty manufacturing companies were interviewed about the perceived strategic uncertainty in six environmental sectors, and the frequency and mode of scanning used for each sector. The findings suggest customer, economic, and competitor sectors generated greater strategic uncertainty than technological, regulatory, and socio-cultural sectors. When sector uncertainty was high, executives reported greater frequency of scanning and greater use of personnal information sources. Chief executives in high performing companies scanned more frequently and more broadly in response to strategic uncertainty than their counterparts in low performing companies.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , SCANNING , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE