Strategic environmental scanning and organization performance in a competitive business environment.

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Strategic environmental scanning and organization performance in a competitive business environment

Abstract

This work justified “the impacts of Strategic Environmental Scanning on Organization performance in a competitive business environment” by studying Nestle Nigeria Plc and Cadbury Nigeria Plc. The opinions of the selected respondents were sought by the use of structured questionnaire; the collected data were analyzed and interpreted with regression and coefficient of correlation method of analysis. Hypothesis one revealed that there is significant relationship between strategic environmental scanning and organization performance, the coefficient of determination (R2) is 0.297. It shows that 30% of the variation or change in effective organization performance is caused by variation in strategic environmental scanning. Hypothesis two also shows that the coefficient of determination (R2) is 0.301. It means that 30% of the variation or change in organization productivity is caused by variation in external environmental factors, which connotes that the external environmental forces have positive impact on organization performance. And as such, the use of strategic environmental scanning in evaluating the external environmental forces (opportunities and threats) helps in seizing the opportunities and avoiding threats and it leads to organization profitability. Hence, since the findings shows positive signal, the researcher recommends that, organization should strategically, periodically, and continuously involve in strategic environmental scanning and pay strong attention to the threats (so as to avoid) and opportunities (so as to seize) in the environment

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