Title: Concepts for designing environment scanning information systems

Authors: Giovanni Camponovo

Addresses: Department of Management and Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Manno, CH-6928, Switzerland

Abstract: Environment information systems that supply managers with timely and actionable information about the environment of their firm, so that they can make suitable strategic decisions, are increasingly critical because of the rising turbulence, complexity and disruptiveness of business environments. Regrettably, existing research lacks a conceptual framework that can be used to support the design and development of such system. This article tries to fill this gap by proposing a framework defining a set of concepts that such systems should cover, integrating them in a formal conceptual model and identifying some tools that can be used to analyse various parts of the model.

Keywords: environmental scanning; management information systems; MIS; design science; conceptual modelling; environment information.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2010.029945

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2010 Vol.4 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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