Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence

Management had to communicate the investment of time that these teams were spending on information - sharing processes . ... Managing Competitive Intelligence Knowledge in a Global Economy < http://www.apcq.org > .

Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence

For specialists and nonspecialists alike, this perceptive selection of the newest and the up and coming tools and techniques of competitive intelligence picks up where other books leave off, offering a well balanced combination of theory and practice. It shows how advances in computers and technology have accelerated progress in CI management, and the ways in which CI has affected (and been affected by) major business functions and processes. It explores applications to organizations of various sizes and types. Analysts, strategists and organizational decision makers will find the book especially valuable, as they seek to make sense of the business environment and assess their organizations' evolving, dynamic places in it.

Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Intelligence

International Journal of Information Management, 14(3), 204-222. Cunningham, R. (2001). Atoolbox for communicating competitive intelligence via the Internet. InC.G. Fleisher&D.L. Blenkhorn (Eds.), Managing Frontiers in Competitive ...

Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Intelligence

Competitive intelligence (CI) is about gathering and analyzing environmental information for strategic purposes. This work shows that to select the right information and communication technology (ICT) tools for CI, an organization needs to understand the role of ICT in the CI-process.

Information Communication Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Analysis in competitive intelligence: Process, progress and pitfalls. In C.G. Fleisher & D.L. Blenkhorn (Eds.), Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence (pp. 77-89). Westport: Quorum. Bukowitz, W.R. & Williams, R.L. (1999).

Information Communication Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

The rapid development of information communication technologies (ICTs) is having a profound impact across numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural activity worldwide, and keeping pace with the associated effects, implications, opportunities, and pitfalls has been challenging to researchers in diverse realms ranging from education to competitive intelligence.

Controversies in Competitive Intelligence

An Introduction to the Management and Practice of Competitive Intelligence , " in Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence , eds . C. S. Fleisher and D. L. Blenkhorn . Westport , CT : Quorum Books . Fleisher , C. S. , and D. L. ...

Controversies in Competitive Intelligence

Twenty-four cuting edge issues are evaluated for scholars and practitioners in the volatile field of competitive intelligence.

Bottom Line Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Magazine 3 , 2 ( April - June 2000 ) : 53–54 ; APQC , Developing a Successful Competitive Intelligence Program , 97 et seq . 2. On cost , see Fleisher and Blenkhorn , eds . , Managing Frontiers , 113 . 3.

Bottom Line Competitive Intelligence

Almost two decades after it emerged as an essential business tool, competitive intelligence is still finding its way. Despite its recognized importance, companies struggle to acquire the kind of intelligence they need and measure its effectiveness and value. This book provides essential tools for selecting the right kind of CI and assessing its contributions to a company's financial performance. The authors identify three fundamental, intertwined mistakes a company can make, showing how to evaluate them and repair the damage they may have done. McGonagle and Vella dissect the current state of CI, survey its evolution into five distinct yet overlapping types, develop a framework for determining which types fit special needs, and evaluate means of communicating CI up and down the line. They discuss the most common raw data source categories--the bases of support for all CI analyses--and the workings of metrics in general. CI professionals and related end users are provided with a process they can employ immediately, right out of the box, which will not only help them select the right metric but will prove invaluable as they seek to evaluate the future metrics that are sure to come.

Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management A study of enhancing the employees motivation to sharing their knowledge

Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence. Westport: Quorum Books, pp. 3-18. Fleisher, C. S. & Bensoussan, B. E., 2003. Strategic and competitive analysis : methods and techniques for analyzing business competition.

Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management  A study of enhancing the employees    motivation to sharing their knowledge

Companies which are active in Competitive Intelligence (CI) face the problem of accessing the employees ́ knowledge for specific inquiries. Most of the knowledge and of the intelligence already exists within the company – however, it is not available for the CI-department. This study finds a solution for the problem by taking a view on the inner organization of CI- and knowledge management. It creates a reference framework of strategic knowledge management called the “Knowledge House” and gives the employees a context they can orientate towards. The objective is to actively anchor the strategic cultivation of knowledge in the company which promotes knowledge sharing. Beyond this strategic approach, knowledge sharing from the employees ́ view is outlined. In addition, it is also outlined what preconditions – which go beyond the organizations ́ influence – have to be set to make the employees work in a knowledge sharing- promoting environment.

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business

“ An Introduction to the Management and Practice of Competitive Intelligence , " pp . 3-18 in C.S. Fleisher and D.L. Blenkhorn ( eds . ) , Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence . Westport , CT : Quorum Books .

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business

This volume explores how new practices in competitive intelligence are emerging in a global business environment. Contributions from researchers, scholars, and practioners specializing in competitive intelligence reveal the most current practices in the field.

Competitive Intelligence Analysis and Strategy

Bloomington, IN: Bureau of Business Research. Francq, A. (2001).Theuse ofcounterintelligence, security, andcountermeasures. In C.S.Fleisher& D.L. Blenkhorn (Eds.), Managing frontiers in competitive intelligence(pp. 40¥50).

Competitive Intelligence  Analysis and Strategy

The Holy Grail for most organisations is the successful attainment, and retention, of inimitable competitive advantage. This book addresses the question of how to leverage the unique intangible assets of an organisation: its explicit, implicit, acquired and derived knowledge. The refreshingly innovative concept of Intelligence-Based Competitive Advantage© is one which will eclipse the cost-driven and resource-reduction attitudes most prevalent in the first decade of this century. Tomorrow’s organisation will need to derive IBCA© through the expert execution of bespoke competitive intelligence practice, unique analytical processes, pioneering competitive strategy formulation, and timely execution of all three, if they are to succeed. This volume consists of insights from Competitive Intelligence practices at both country and organisational level, Competitive Analysis processes within the firm and within challenging sector and economic environments and Competitive Strategy formulation in profit, non-profit, real and virtual world contexts. It is essential reading for anybody wishing to gain a formal understanding of the practical and intellectual challenges which will face organisations in the future as they strive to achieve strategic foresight and Intelligence-Based Competitive Advantage. This book was originally published as two special issues of the Journal of Strategic Marketing.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Competitive intelligence. London: Kogan Page. Davenport, T. H., & Prusak, L. (1998). Working knowledge. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Fleisher, C. G., & Blenkhorn, D. L. (2001). Managing frontiers in competitive intelligence.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.

Competitive Intelligence in Small Businesses

An introduction to the management and practice of CI, in managing Frontiers in competitive intelligence, ed. C. S. Fleisher and D. L. Blenkhorn. Westport, CT: Quorum book. Fleisher, C. S., and B. Bensoussan. (2000).

Competitive Intelligence in Small Businesses

Fed-up with theory and theories about competitive intelligence? Looking for practical and clear strategies synthetically exposed, step by step? Lacking the necessary budget to set up a competitive intelligence unit but still feeling the need for your business? This book aims at delivering successful and clear steps to take your business ahead. It is compiling best practices about practical tools used by competitive intelligence professionals from top companies and adapting them to small business structures that have specific needs and very restricted budgets and HR. All compiled in brief points that are easily implemented in a small business.

Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software

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Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software

Value-Addedness and Information: Two Notions, One Goal -- From Data to Knowledge -- The Notion of Value -- The Value-Added Processes of Information Systems -- The Value-Added Processes of Expert and Intelligent Systems -- A Conceptual Framework for Competitive Intelligence -- The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence -- Defining Competitive Intelligence -- Competitive Intelligence and Strategy -- The Competitive Intelligence Process -- Identification of CI Needs -- Acquisition of Competitive Information -- Organization, Storage, and Retrieval. -- Analysis of Information -- Development of Intelligence Products. -- Distribution of Intelligence Products. -- Identifying the Value-Added Processes of Competitive Intelligence Software. -- Evaluating Information Technology. -- Targeting the Value-Added Dimensions. -- Other Evaluation Criteria -- Overview of Competitive Intelligence Software Applications and Related Products.]. -- A Typology of Technologies. -- Identifying CI Technology -- CI Software Products Overview. -- Evaluating Competitive Intelligence Software. -- An Evaluation Guide: Criteria and Questions -- Methodology -- Software Evaluation -- Identification of CI Needs. -- Acquisition of Competitive Information. -- Organization, Storage, and Retrieval -- Analysis of Information -- Development of CI Products -- Distribution of CI Products -- Global Assessment -- Conclusion: Competitive Intelligence Technology-Summary, Implications, and Trends -- Bibliography.

Business and Competitive Analysis

“An introduction to the management and practice of competitive intelligence,” pp. 3–18 in Fleisher, C.S. and D.L. Blenkhorn [Eds.], Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. Gilad, B. (2009).

Business and Competitive Analysis

Meet any business or competitive analysis challenge: deliver actionable business insights and on-point recommendations that enterprise decision makers can’t and won’t ignore! All you need is one book: Business and Competitive Analysis, Second Edition . This generation’s definitive guide to business and competitive analysis has now been thoroughly updated with additional methods, applications and examples. Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan begin with a practical primer on the process and context of business and competitive analysis: how it works, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to communicate results. Next, they introduce their unique FAROUT method for choosing the right tools for each assignment. The authors then present dozens of today’s most valuable analysis methods. They cover “classic” techniques, such as McKinsey 7S and industry analysis, as well as emerging techniques from multiple disciplines: economics, corporate finance, sociology, anthropology, and the intelligence and futurist communities. You’ll find full chapters outlining effective analysis processes; avoiding pitfalls; communicating results; as well as drill-downs on analyzing industries, competitive positioning, business models, supply chains, strategic relationships, corporate reputation, critical success factors, driving forces, technology change, cash flow, and much more. For every method, Fleisher and Bensoussan present clear descriptions, background context, strategic rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and references. The result is a book every analyst, strategist, and manager can rely on – in any industry, for any challenge.

Managing Strategic Intelligence Techniques and Technologies

Management support systems and their evolution from executive information systems Information Strategy: The Executive's Journal, pp. ... In C. S. Fleisher & D. L. Blenkhorn (Eds.), Managing frontiers in competitive intelligence (pp.

Managing Strategic Intelligence  Techniques and Technologies

"This book focuses on environment information scanning and organization-wide support for strategic intelligence. It also provides practical guidance to organizations for developing effective approaches, mechanisms, and systems to scan, refine, and support strategic information provision"--Provided by publisher.

Frontiers in Enterprise Integration

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Frontiers in Enterprise Integration

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) integrate and support business processes across functional boundaries in a supply chain environment, and have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years. In recent years, more and more enterprises world-wide have adopted EIS such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for running their businesses. Previously, information systems such as CAD, CAM, MRPII and CRM were widely used for partial functional integration within a business organization. With global operation, global supply chain, and fierce competition in place, there is a need for suitable EIS such as ERP, E-Business or E-Commerce systems to integrate extended enterprises in a supply chain environment with the objective of achieving efficiency, competency, and competitiveness. As a result, there is a growing demand for researching EIS to provide insights into challenges, issues, and solutions related to the design, implementation and management of EIS. The papers in Advances in Enterprise Information Systems were selected from two premier international conferences: the International Forum of Information Systems Frontiers—Xian International Symposium (IFISF), June 29-30, 2006, Xian, China and the IFIP TC 8.9 International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (Confenis 2007), October 14-16, Beijing, China. Both events provided an excellent opportunity for EIS academicians and practitioners in the world to gather and exchange ideas, and present original research in their fields. Advances in Enterprise Information Systems will be invaluable to scientists, researchers and professionals in EIS.

Web 2 0

"Competitive Intelligence and SMEs: Small Firms are They Less Intelligent Than the Large Ones?" Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=875405. ... Overview of best practices in CI, in Managing frontiers in Competitive Intelligence, ...

Web 2 0

While the web itself is about twenty years old, businesses are still impleme- ing the technology into the fabric of the business model. The background section will focus on defining the building blocks for the framework including defining the basic components of Web 1. 0 which focused on the presence and business transaction. The Web 2. 0 section will focus on defining the basic building blocks of customer interactions, while the final section will focus on a review the wine industry. 2. 1 Web 1. 0: Presence and Electronic Commerce The term Web 1. 0 emerged from the research around the development of Web 2. 0. Prior to this, researchers commonly referred to Web 1. 0 as Electronic C- merce or E-Business. Where as, web 1. 0 focused on a read only web interface, Web 2. 0 focuses on a read-write interface where value emerges from the contri- tion of a large volume of users. The Internet initially focused on the command and control of the information itself. Information was controlled by a relative small number of resources but distributed to a large number which spawned the massive growth of the web itself. Like television before it, the web allowed for the broadcasting of information to a large number of users. Initial web sites were built simply to communicate presence or provide information on the business - self. This component includes information like marketing materials, investor re- tions, employment opportunities, and product information.

ECIE2011 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare Business and Engineering

Management Association, Information Resources. Calabretta, G., Gemser, G., & Wijnberg, ... Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach (6th ed.). Washington, DC: CQ Press / SAGE. ... Managing frontiers in competitive intelligence.

Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare  Business  and Engineering

Decision support systems (DSS) are widely touted for their effectiveness in aiding decision making, particularly across a wide and diverse range of industries including healthcare, business, and engineering applications. The concepts, principles, and theories of enhanced decision making are essential points of research as well as the exact methods, tools, and technologies being implemented in these industries. From both a standpoint of DSS interfaces, namely the design and development of these technologies, along with the implementations, including experiences and utilization of these tools, one can get a better sense of how exactly DSS has changed the face of decision making and management in multi-industry applications. Furthermore, the evaluation of the impact of these technologies is essential in moving forward in the future. The Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare, Business, and Engineering explores how decision support systems have been developed and implemented across diverse industries through perspectives on the technology, the utilizations of these tools, and from a decision management standpoint. The chapters will cover not only the interfaces, implementations, and functionality of these tools, but also the overall impacts they have had on the specific industries mentioned. This book also evaluates the effectiveness along with benefits and challenges of using DSS as well as the outlook for the future. This book is ideal for decision makers, IT consultants and specialists, software developers, design professionals, academicians, policymakers, researchers, professionals, and students interested in how DSS is being used in different industries.

Comprehensive Intellectual Capital Management

64 C. Fleisher, “An Introduction to the Management and Practice of Competitive Intelligence,” in C. Fleisher and D. Blenkhorn (eds.), Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2001), p. 7.

Comprehensive Intellectual Capital Management

Learn the fundamentals, practices and models of intellectualcapital management with this essential resource. Providing abusiness-oriented, critical review of the definitions, practices,tools and models that are available today, its approach enables youto understand and retain the cutting-edge issues in the emergingfield of intellectual capital management. Includes a diagnostic tool that you can use to assessyour position on the continuum of intellectual capital managementand leverage your competitive advantage Provides plenty of real-life examples and case studies,including Dow Chemical and American Skandia Offers checklists for steps required for the three mainprocesses of intellectual capital management: knowledge, innovationand intellectual property management . . . and more! Order your copy today!

Managing Innovation What Do We Know About Innovation Success Factors

Academy of Management Journal, 39(5), 1120–1153. Fleisher, CL and DL Blenkhorn (2001). Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence. Greenwood Publishing Group, Santa Barbara, CA: Quorum Books.

Managing Innovation  What Do We Know About Innovation Success Factors

Managing Innovation is a three-part series covering contemporary technology and innovation management research areas. Each volume comprises key articles from both the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, published by World Scientific, and provides an international, disciplinary approach across its broad coverage of topics.Relevant for both academics and practitioners, this volume answers how organisations can develop innovative approaches from a perspective that encompasses technological advances, changes in the market and individual entrepreneurs.