environmental scanning

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environmental scanning

the monitoring by a firm of the general (macro) environment and its more immediate market environments in order to identify those factors likely to have a significant impact on its business position and viability. See PEST, SWOT ANALYSIS, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY, BUSINESS POLICY.
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The remaining days were devoted to one-on-one business meetings, store checks and other business environment scanning activities.
This research-based starting agenda item in the corporate strategy is to be found in two sections of the program: in the environment scanning section, and in the review of the bundle of proposed marketing campaigns.
The preloaded Environment Scanning system-on-chip (SOC) design provided with the development kit allows designers to optimise power using multiple operating modes that are typical of low power consumer applications.
Our findings generally support a positive relationship between the length of industry tenure, intrapersonal functional diversity and environment scanning emphasis.
Specifically, intrapersonal diversity could lead CEOs to emphasize general environment scanning.
Second, once the list and frequency of words in the annual report corresponding to each environmental sector was identified, we averaged the total number of words representing each sector to develop a composite measure of task, general, and overall environmental scanning (for instance, we calculated task environment scanning by averaging the number of words representing the customer, competitor and supplier sectors and similarly we averaged the number of words in the annual report representing the five sectors of the general environment specified in the definition above).
Laser based environment scanning sensors more known as Light Detection And Ranging or LiDAR are mostly used by developers of autonomous vehicles.
An extended Discrete Contour Evolution (DCE) approach is responsible for data reduction during the environment scanning (Latecki & Lakamper, 1998) and (Luca et.
The second portion of the environment scanning process is the internal environment.
This implies a difference between a cost-leadership and a differentiation organization concerning environment scanning activities.
Only one study (Hambrick, 1982) has empirically tested the relationship between environment scanning activities of upper-level executives and their organizational strategies on the premise that executives would scan to reinforce their organization's particular basis for competing.
Partners can take advantage of the PureCloud platform's vulnerability assessment, web application scanning and cloud environment scanning to reach new markets and customers in the exploding cyber security market, as well as build new revenue streams.

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