Handbook of Management Scales/Information acquisition

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Information acquisition (alpha = 0.69)[edit]

Description[edit]

Systematic and thorough methodological techniques are used to develop an instrument to test, measure, and validate subprocesses of organizational learning. Five independent but interrelated subprocesses are identified and validated: information acquisition, information distribution, information interpretation, information integration, and organizational memory.

Definition[edit]

Information acquisition, sometimes called scanning, refers to the process through which an organization obtains information from internal and external sources.

Items[edit]

  • We learn from our customers, suppliers, and/or other business associates. (0.64)
  • We constantly benchmark ourselves with our competitors. (0.38)
  • We have processes to acquire relevant information from outside our company. (0.59)
  • We develop new knowledge from existing knowledge. (0.62)

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Comments[edit]

Cronbach's alpha is too low. The loading of the second item is too low. This item may be reworded.

Related Scales[edit]