## Designs for Environmental Scanning Systems: Tests of a Contingency Theory

The results show that organizations with ineffective scanning systems typically fail to exhibit the requisite level of alignment between contexts and scanning design

Masoud Yasai-Ardekani

2008

#### Scholarcy highlights

• This study compared the relationships between organizational context and the designs of environmental scanning systems for organizational with effective and ineffective scanning systems
• Results indicate that organizations with effective scanning systems tend to align their scanning designs with the requirements of their context
• The results show that organizations with ineffective scanning systems typically fail to exhibit the requisite level of alignment between contexts and scanning design