Information management for the intelligent organization : the art of scanning the environment /
Chun Wei Choo.
3rd ed.
Medford, NJ : Information Today, c2002.
xix, 325 p. : ill.
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Medford, NJ : Information Today, c2002.
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"Published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology".
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-302) and indexes.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. x
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Intelligent Organizationp. 1
Organizations and Environmentsp. 2
Organizational Information Processingp. 5
The Intelligent Organizationp. 8
Intelligence Through Organizational Learningp. 12
Organizational Unlearningp. 19
Building the Intelligent Learning Organizationp. 20
A Process Model of Information Managementp. 23
Information Needsp. 26
Information Acquisitionp. 29
Information Organization and Storagep. 33
Information Products and Servicesp. 38
Information Distributionp. 42
Information Usep. 45
Information Ecologyp. 48
Information Culturep. 51
Summaryp. 56
Managers as Information Usersp. 59
Management as Conversationsp. 61
Managers as Information Usersp. 62
Implications for Information Managementp. 63
Research on Managers as Information Usersp. 64
The Politics of Information Sharingp. 75
Information Overloadp. 76
Managerial Information Processing and Organizational Learningp. 80
Environmental Scanning as Strategic Organizational Learningp. 83
From Competitor Intelligence to Social Intelligencep. 86
Competitive Intelligencep. 88
Business Intelligencep. 90
Social Intelligencep. 92
Environmental Scanning and Organizational Learningp. 94
Research on Environmental Scanningp. 97
Situational Dimensions: Perceived Environmental Uncertaintyp. 99
Organizational Strategiesp. 101
Managerial Traitsp. 104
Information Needs: Focus of Environmental Scanningp. 107
Information Seeking (1): Use and Preferencesp. 109
Information Seeking (2): Scanning Methodsp. 113
Information Usep. 116
Summaryp. 119
Environmental Scanning in Actionp. 121
Perspectives from Neurobiologyp. 121
Environmental Scanning in Action in U.S. Corporationsp. 126
Environmental Scanning in U.K. Corporationsp. 133
Environmental Scanning in Swedish Corporationsp. 135
Environmental Scanning in Japanese Corporationsp. 138
Environmental Scanning in Canadian Corporationsp. 142
Close-Up View of Five Canadian CEOsp. 143
Summaryp. 153
Managing Information Sourcesp. 155
Managing an Information Ecology for Scanning the Environmentp. 156
Selection and Use of Information Sourcesp. 159
Human Sourcesp. 165
Textual Sourcesp. 168
Weaving a Web of Online Intelligencep. 175
Modes of Environmental Scanningp. 176
The Internet: A Social Information Spacep. 179
The Web as Organizational Information Infrastructurep. 195
Embarrassment of Riches: Resources on the Webp. 196
Companies Using the Internet for Environmental Scanningp. 206
The Value of Online Databasesp. 210
Embarassment of Riches: Online Databasesp. 211
Companies Using Online Databases for Environmental Scanningp. 217
Learning to Be Intelligentp. 223
The Intelligent Organizationp. 223
Information Managementp. 224
Understanding Environmental Scanningp. 227
Designing an Effective Environmental Scanning Systemp. 229
Looking Aheadp. 237
Information Partnerships for the Intelligent Organizationp. 237
New Ways of Organizational Learning and Understanding the Futurep. 247
The New Dynamics of Competitionp. 253
Information Management, Knowledge Management, and the Information Professionalp. 257
Data, Information, Knowledge, Actionp. 257
Do We Know What We Know?p. 259
The Nature of Knowledge in Organizationsp. 263
Information Professionals and Tacit Knowledgep. 269
Information Professionals and Explicit Knowledgep. 270
Information Professionals and Cultural Knowledgep. 271
Use of Intranets in Corporate Librariesp. 277
Summaryp. 278
Referencesp. 279
About the Authorp. 303
Name Indexp. 305
Subject Indexp. 315
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