Year 2008


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Environmental Scanning

    Environmental scanning as information seeking and organizational learning

        Chun Wei Choo, Faculty of Information Studies. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Environmental scanning is the acquisition and use of information about events, trends, and relationships in an organization's external environment, the knowledge of which would assist management in planning the organization's future course of action. Depending on the organization's beliefs about environmental analyzability and the extent that it intrudes into the environment to understand it, four modes of scanning may be differentiated: undirected viewing, conditioned viewing, enacting, and searching. We analyze each mode of scanning by examining its characteristic information needs, information seeking, and information use behaviours. In addition, we analyze organizational learning processes by considering the sense making, knowledge creating and decision making processes at work in each mode.

Organizational Knowledge as Emergent Strategy

Sensemaking, Knowledge Creation, and Decision Making: Organizational Knowing as Emergent Strategy, Chun Wei Choo, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Chapter published in "Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge" (Oxford University Press, 2002)

School of Language and Literature
     Mr J. Derrick McClure · King’s College · University of Aberdeen · Old Aberdeen AB24 2UB, Scotland
     Telephone: +44 (0)1224-272645  · Fax: +44 (0)1224-272624 ·  Email:

For the twelfth conference in this long-running and highly successful series, we are returning to the University where the saga began in 1986.  Aberdeen University is situated in the heart of a region with one of the most distinctive and best-preserved local cultural traditions in Scotland: fittingly, therefore, a main theme of the conference will be Local voices: dialect and folk-speech in regional literatures.

It is also renowned for its pre-eminence as a centre for Scottish and Irish studies: another theme which will receive special prominence will therefore be: Exile and homeland: the preservation of identity in diaspora literature.


Rosa Penna, Universidad Católica Argentina ( lectured on  A Passage to India: Unions and Ruptures in Forster´s Novel (with Echoes from Walt Whitman)

      Rosa Penna

     UCA: Facultad de Filosofía y letras. Publicaciones

          Instituto de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana

    Rosa Penna is a collaborator of Emilia María Trevisi Foundation



Science Pictures and Photos

    For resources and information on Science pictures and Science photos

Neural measures reveal individual differences in controlling access to working  memory by Edward K. Vogel1, Andrew W. McCollough1 and Maro G. Machizawa1 (See  Health Issues)



Comparative Authoritarianism

Summary:  Department of Political Science


Stomachion: puzzle


Vocations and learning

        Studies in Vocational and Professional Education

Education Math

Science & Technology sites, last updated on 2 January 2008

Pick´s Theorem

 Pick’s theorem provides an elegant formula for the area of a simple lattice polygon: a lattice polygon whose boundary consists of a sequence of connected nonintersecting straight-line segments


The Caltech Institute Archive

Illustration in Johannes Kepler´s Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) By permission of the British Library

    Related Articles: Kepler, Johannes : Astronomical work  (Encyclopædia Britannica)

        The ideas that Kepler would pursue for the rest of his life were already present in his first work, Mysterium cosmographicum (1596; “Cosmographic Mystery”). In 1595, while teaching a class at a small Lutheran school in Graz, Austria, Kepler experienced a moment of illumination. It struck him ...

(see Astronomical Sites)


 Black Friars

(see religion)

Math Forum, Drexel University

The Mac Tutor History of mathematics Archive
(see Mathematics)


The City in Space and Time (see Cities)

Climate (see Geography)


The problem of Fit Between Ecosystems and Institutions

    A Report for the IHDP by Carl Folke, Lowell Pritchard Jr.,  Fikret Berkes, Johan Colding, and  Uno Svedin

        May 1998 , © by the authors

The Working Papers are an IHDP publications series to draw attention to emerging issues in the field of Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. The Papers represent preliminary material circulated to stimulate discussion and comments. These represents the view(s) of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IHDP nor its sponsors ICSU and ISSC.

(see ecosystems )


University of Natal

Using scenario planning in language planning research, by  Rodrik Wade


This paper is premised on the belief that a predictive linguistics could significantly increase the social value of the discipline by satisfying the needs of language policy-makers, politicians, educationalists, and business people, for informed predictions regarding language developments. This would be in line with other disciplines such as economics and politics whose value lies both in their descriptive accuracy and in their claims to provide useful predictive insights.