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Environmental business scanning literature : past, present and future research agenda

posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Ho Wong, JY Hung
The purpose of this paper is to make research propositions that can potentially fill the research gaps in the literature of scanning by businesses about the broader condition that may affect them (environmental scanning) environmental scanning. Major databases such as ABI/INFORM, Elsevier’s science direct, and Emerald have been searched. Most of studies were included from published sources. The literature on environmental scanning is reviewed with an aim to identifying the patterns of the extant literature as well as research gaps. Based on the literature review, five propositions are suggested. These propositions are concerned with the antecedents of the environmental scanning behavior and the measurement of firm performance. The contributions of this paper are the identification of the evolution of the environmental scanning literature, research gaps, and the establishment of propositions that future research may further the knowledge of environmental scanning.


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Business Research Group, Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

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