Going 'on-line' in the environmental scanning process

Joseph E. McCann, Luis Gomez-Mejia

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Online computerized databases (OCDBs) are increasingly being used within organizations for assessing large volumes of information. Their use in the environmental scanning process remains relatively limited, however. A test of an OCDBs usefulness in tracking eight issues over a two-and-a-half-year period is reported. The test was part of a trade and economic development project focused on the Caribbean basin. While some methodological and operational questions remain, results suggest that OCDBs can be a powerful addition to the repertoire of information technologies available to researchers and organizations in understanding and managing the impact of issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-399
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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