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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) has overcome many of the drawbacks found in SEM and introduced a new advantage in biological research [8-11].
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For Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) stipules fragments were removed and disposed on appropriated aluminum stubs.
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THIS ARTICLE IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES describing the locally developed, customized environmental scanning process that was followed at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Evansville, Indiana.
Information gathered through this engaged can be collated by using an environmental scanning process to feed back issues to the board.
At last year's House of Delegates, under the leadership of President Linda Fanning, members experienced the opportunity to participate in environmental scanning through focus groups.

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