Handbook of Management Scales/Information acquisition
Information acquisition (alpha = 0.69)[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
Information acquisition, sometimes called scanning, refers to the process through which an organization obtains information from internal and external sources.
Items[edit | edit source]
- 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)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Flores et al. (2012): Organizational Learning: Subprocess Identification, Construct Validation, and an Empirical Test of Cultural Antecedents. Journal of Management, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 640-667.
Comments[edit | edit source]
Cronbach's alpha is too low. The loading of the second item is too low. This item may be reworded.