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Environmental scanning practice of enterprise 50 Small Medium Enterprise (E50 SMEs) in Malaysia

Othman, Roslina and Hamedon, Siti Rohimi (2011) Environmental scanning practice of enterprise 50 Small Medium Enterprise (E50 SMEs) in Malaysia. In: 5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME 2011), 8-9 September 2011, Como, Italy.

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Abstract

This study investigates the effects of organizational and owner/ manager profile on environmental scanning practice of Enterprise 50 Small Medium Enterprise (E50 SMEs) in Malaysia. It investigates the extent of environmental scanning practice and the factors related to information sources that E50 SMEs utilized for environmental scanning. Based on the constructs of the measures, a research scale was developed for the study and data were collected via self-administered mail survey among the E50 SMEs in Malaysia. The results showed positive effects of organizational and owner/ manager profile on environmental scanning practice of E50 SMEs. There are also findings on the extent environmental scanning on the business environment sectors of E50 SMEs with respect to utilization of information sources. Implications of our findings for SMEs owner/ managers and practitioners, the study’s limitations and future research directions are subsequently addressed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1675/7566
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental scanning, information sources, small medium enterprise, SMEs, Enterprise 50, E50 SMEs
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Roslina Othman
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2011 20:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7566

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