Academy of Management review (1993)

Author: Boyd, B.K., Dess, G.G., & Rasheed, A.M.A.

Date: 1993

Title: Divergence between archival and perceptual measures of the environment: Causes and consequences

Abstract: Based on a review of previous theoretical and empirical research on environmental measurement, we develop a framework to explain both causes and consequences of divergence between archival and perceptual measures of the environment.  Through this framework, we identify two central factors that account for this divergence: level of analysis and mediating filters.  Research implications of this divergence between archival and perceptual characterizations are presented.  Theoretical and methodological suggestions are advanced to improve the use of environmental measures.

Keywords:

organization environment

perceived environmental uncertainty

construct measurement