Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2019, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (4): 89-100.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2019.04.089

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Research Status and Trends of Executives’ Environmental Scanning Behavior

Wang Lin1 Xu Yang2   

  1. 1.School of Management, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin,300387; 2.Beijing Kaisa Financial Group,Beijing, 100020
  • Received:2018-09-21 Online:2019-11-21 Published:2019-11-22

Abstract:  Executives’ environmental scanning is a typical information seeking behavior. This paper introduced the origin and development of environmental scanning. It reviewed the academic progress of environmental scanning research from the dimensions of impact factors, scanning focus and information source utilization and behavior mode and its impact on innovation, and also discussed the research fronts of environmental scanning.

Key words: Corporate executives, Environmental scanning, Information seeking behavior, Strategic information management, Decision information support, Corporate information service

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