Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence

Author: Craig S. Fleisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567203844
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Dirk Jaap Vriens
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591401421
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Competitive Intelligence

Author: Rainer Michaeli
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540305718
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Das vorliegende Buch ist eine praxisorientierte Einführung in Konzepte, Techniken und Anwendung der Competitive Intelligence. Durch 24 Fallstudien und Fachbeiträge, u.a. von Unternehmen wie BMW AG, E.ON Sales & Trading GmbH, DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway, Siemens Medical Solutions, ZF Trading GmbH, Centerpulse Orthopedics Ltd., Evotec OAI AG, Deutsche Börse Systems AG, SAP SI AG, T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH, werden theoretische Grundlagen an Praxisbeispielen erläutert. Das Buch vermittelt Lösungsansätze, Ideen und Techniken, um effektive Recherchen zu führen, die Informationsflut zu beherrschen, Analysetechniken effizient zu nutzen, CI erfolgreich als Prozess in einem Unternehmen zu implementieren und strategische Entscheidungen mit größerer Sicherheit zu treffen.

Controversies in Competitive Intelligence

Author: Craig S. Fleisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567205602
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Twenty-four cuting edge issues are evaluated for scholars and practitioners in the volatile field of competitive intelligence.

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business

Author: David L. Blenkhorn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981402
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Larry Kahaner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684844044
Format: PDF
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Explains how businesses gather information on their competition and the marketplace, and discusses the ethics and cost of business intelligence

Bottom Line Competitive Intelligence

Author: John J. McGonagle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567205053
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Business and Competitive Analysis

Author: Craig S. Fleisher
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133101002
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.