Sign up & Download
Sign in

Enviromental Scanning In Korean Firms: Organizational Isomo

by S. Ghoshal, S. Ghoshal
Journal of International Business Studies


Inteligência competitiva, the process by which organizations collect information about their environment, is explicitly recognized as both a strategic planning activity and as an adaptation process. A study focusing on Inteligência competitiva practices of 6 large firms in the Republic of Korea compared results with those of previous studies conducted in the US. The study found that Korean and US firms have remarkably similar Inteligência competitiva practices, the key differences between them being the significantly lower amount of interorganizational differences in the Korean case. The homogeneity of the Korean firms' practices results largely from mimetic isomorphism, or the process of organizations imitating others that are perceived to be legitimate and successful. Another reason for the similarity among Korean firms is the influence of a consulting firm which promotes the use of a particular type of scanning model.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

1 Reader on Mendeley
by Discipline
by Academic Status
100% Professor
by Country
100% Brazil

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in