By Andreas Kirschkamp, Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer

Organizations have to determine dangers and probabilities of environmental alterations with a purpose to adapt to or almost certainly even to persuade them. Early caution which includes scanning and interpretation performs a major position during this technique. while the normal contingency procedure considers early caution as part of the organizational constitution, the prolonged contingency idea assumes the extra impact of an individual’s character on early caution.

Andreas Kirschkamp empirically analyses the early caution habit of leader government officials in German medium-sized businesses. First, he offers the layout variables of early caution, then the influencing contingency variables. at the foundation of the scholarly learn on mental and contingency thought, the writer deduces hypotheses and checks them. the implications exhibit that early caution habit is not just prompted through conventional contingency variables but additionally through own attitudes. consequently, the writer proposes combining the prolonged contingency concept with the normal contingency theory.

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Then, three of the most frequently used instruments are presented: business ratios, projections and indicators. Operational early warning tries to prevent crises. Detecting chances is not its objective. 56 Therefore, operational early warning uses insights of crisis management in order to understand reasons for crises. 57 Most of the time the department of 52 53 54 55 56 57 Weigand and Buchner (2000), p. 9. This definition shows the close relationship of the four notions. The definition of ‘Früherkennung’ also fulfils the criteria of ‘Frühaufklärung’.

60. In this context it is possible to differentiate between fully identical indicators, partially different indicators and non-partially identical indicators. Understanding of Early Warning in Literature and Definition of Important Terms Part B 12 should not only be conducted to detect potential risks but also chances. 76 Mainly, it is criticized that indicators are not specific enough 77 to base strategic measures on them. 2 Strategic Early Warning The relationship between organization and environment can be described as coevolutionary.

See Greenwood (1974). In addition, researcher also analyzed the influence of CEOs’ beliefs and values on organizational design. See Hambrick and Brandon (1988), Meyer and Starbuck (1992) and Baligh, Burton and Obel (1990). Lewin and Stephens (1994), p. 189. See also Rokeach (1968), p. 82ff. See Bass, Barnett and Brown (1989), p. 184 and Fishbein and Ajzen (1975), p. 5 and 21ff. See Robinson, Shaver and Wrightsman (1991) in Lewin and Stephens (1994), p. 189. See Miller, Kets de Vries and Toulouse (1982), Miller and Dröge (1986), Miller and Toulouse (1986) and Miller, Dröge and Toulouse (1988).

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