Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals

Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals
Author: Margareta Nelke,Charlotte Håkansson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0081002432
ISBN 13: 9780081002438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals Book Review:

Information professionals should be able to take a proactive role as a strategic partner in their organization's competitive intelligence. Their role needs to focus on the "outside-in" approach, based on their organization's strategic needs and objectives. Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals explores the role of strategic information and intelligence in organizations, and assesses the values and needs of intelligence in organizations. The book provides guidance on how to work strategically with competitive intelligence, methods for monitoring and analysis and a process-oriented approach. Chapters include discussions on how news monitoring and competitive intelligence interact and how this offers opportunities for cooperation between different departments. Cases from the authors’ own experiences when working with competitive intelligence in international corporations are also included. Competitive intelligence (CI) is a new area for Information professionals Offers perspectives on a new trend within the library and information sector Provides a comprehensive approach to CI

Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals Chandos Information Professional Series

Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals  Chandos Information Professional Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051805161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence
Author: Mr Christopher Murphy
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN 10: 1409457818
ISBN 13: 9781409457817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competitive Intelligence Book Review:

Every business manager needs intelligence to find suppliers, mobilize capital, win customers and fend off rivals. Obtaining this is often an unplanned, instinctive process. The manager who has a conscious, systematic approach to acquiring intelligence will be better placed to recognize and seize opportunities whilst safeguarding the organization against the competitive risks that endanger its prosperity – and sometimes even its survival. Christopher Murphy's Competitive Intelligence explains: • the theory of business competition • how companies try to get ahead of their rivals • methods of research and sources of information that generate the raw material for creating intelligence • analytical techniques which transform the mass of facts and opinions thus retrieved into a platform of sound, useable knowledge to support informed business decision making. The text includes plenty of examples and experiences from the author's own consulting experience. He draws on a wide variety of disciplines, including literary criticism (or how to read between the lines of company reports, announcements and media stories) and anthropology (understanding corporate culture), as well as the more obvious ones such as financial analysis, management theory and business forecasting techniques. This fusion of insights from many fields of expertise provides a very readable, practical and imaginative framework for anyone seeking to gather and make effective use of market and company data. While focused on the British business environment, the lessons drawn are of universal application, and examples are taken from across the globe. In addition a chapter is devoted to researching industries and companies in other countries. Although primarily concerned with commercial enterprises, many of the principles and techniques will also be of considerable practical relevance to managers in the public sector or not-for-profit organizations. Competitive Intelligence also provides a legal and ethical framework to guide the unwary and to curb the over-enthusiastic. The final chapter, Intelligence Countersteps, will open your eyes to the need to protect your own organization from some of the practices of less scrupulous researchers and investigators.

Strategic Intelligence

Strategic Intelligence
Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006-03-27
ISBN 10: 9781420013900
ISBN 13: 1420013904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Intelligence Book Review:

Strategic intelligence (SI) has mostly been used in military settings, but its worth goes well beyond that limited role. It has become invaluable for improving any organization's strategic decision making process. The author of Strategic Intelligence: Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, and Knowledge Management recognizes synergies amo

A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals

A Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals
Author: Katharine Schopflin
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN 10: 185604968X
ISBN 13: 9781856049689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This edited collection provides a cutting edge overview of issues of key concern for information professionals providing information services in corporate environments. Corporate information professionals serving the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. International contributors working across a variety of sectors pinpoint the key topics facing the corporate information professionals today and share their experiences and expertise. The key topics include: - how information professionals/libraries fit into the contemporary workplace - managing the corporate intranet - the role of the corporate librarian in internal and external marketing - gaining buy-in for corporate knowledge and information management - the hybrid librarian/systems specialist - managing staff and change in a difficult climate - demonstrating value managing information in a global firm - developing corporate taxonomies at a time of change - working with suppliers/licensing for elibraries - training end-users - competitive intelligence searching. Readership: Experienced information professionals working in the corporate sector, including professional services firms, government, NGOs, commercial and industrial companies. The book should be useful to those with a high level of experience and/or seniority, wanting an overview on specific aspects of corporate information management, but will be accessible to more recent entrants to the workplace. It will also be of interest to students of librarianship and those applying for jobs within the sector, as well as the related professions of knowledge management, information architecture and intranet management.

Information Management for the Intelligent Organization

Information Management for the Intelligent Organization
Author: Chun Wei Choo
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781573871259
ISBN 13: 1573871257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Management for the Intelligent Organization Book Review:

Information is the organisation's strategic resource, yet much of the information that an organisation recieves, is nuance and innuendo; more of a potential that a prescription for action. This book will help you gain an understanding of how an organisation may manage its information processes more effectively in order to increase its capacity to learn and adapt.

Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence

Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence
Author: Craig S. Fleisher,David L. Blenkhorn
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781567203844
ISBN 13: 1567203841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence
Author: Larry Kahaner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0684844044
ISBN 13: 9780684844046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explains how businesses gather information on their competition and the marketplace, and discusses the ethics and cost of business intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Analysis and Strategy

Competitive Intelligence  Analysis and Strategy
Author: Sheila Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1317980956
ISBN 13: 9781317980957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management
Author: James M. Matarazzo,Toby Pearlstein
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1787149617
ISBN 13: 9781787149618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management Book Review:

This handbook aims to be an integral text for students of library and information science and a ready-reference for information professional practitioners. The chapters provide a construct through which any information professional may learn abut the major challenges facing them in the early part of the 21st century.

The New Information Professional

The New Information Professional
Author: Sue Myburgh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 1780630808
ISBN 13: 9781780630809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Information Professional Book Review:

This books looks at the role of the information professional in the changing environment in which they now work. Information professionals find themselves in a paradoxical situation: there is increased interest in information and its management, stimulated by the Internet, and, simultaneously, diminished recognition by employers and the public at large of the theory and practice of library and information science. This has resulted in the ‘invasion’ of traditional library and information science territory by ‘rival’ groups, such as information technologists, system analysts, business consultants and even accountants, while information professionals with appropriate skills are ignored or even unemployed. This book provides clarification of the many issues facing both practicing information managers and library and information science students, as well as providing a guide to the new and diverse career pathways available in the field. These tools assist individuals in achieving greater success in their careers, as well as leading to greater recognition of the contribution of library and information services in organisations and society. Assists practitioners plan progressive career paths and increase their status within organisations Describes a practical and practicable approach to the management of information, knowledge and documents, which will clarify issues for both information managers and their employers The only book of its type, written by an author with wide international experience in practice and academia, which distils a diverse range of points of view into one easily accessible, and useful, source

Competitive Intelligence for the Competitive Edge

Competitive Intelligence for the Competitive Edge
Author: Alan F. Dutka
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780844202938
ISBN 13: 0844202932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book explains how to integrate a company's operations--particularly marketing, advertising, and strategic planning--with the latest competitive intelligence techniques in order to achieve positive results in all areas.

Competitive Intelligence Advantage

Competitive Intelligence Advantage
Author: Seena Sharp
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 0470293179
ISBN 13: 9780470293171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A practical introduction to the necessity of competitive intelligence for smarter business decisions-from a leading CI expert and speaker In Competitive Intelligence Advantage, Seena Sharp, founder of one of the first Competitive Intelligence firms in the US, provides her expert analysis on the issues and benefits of CI for today's businesses. CI is critical for making smarter business decisions and reducing risks when formulating strategies, leading to more profits and fewer mistakes. This is a practical guide that explains what CI is, why data is not intelligence, why competitor intelligence is a weak sibling to competitive intelligence, when to use it, how to find the most useful information and turn it into actual intelligence, and how to present findings in the most convincing manner. Importantly, Sharp argues that businesses would benefit from shifting their perspective on CI from viewing it as a cost to viewing it as an investment that saves money and provides immediate value. Author Seena Sharp is a noted CI expert who established Sharp Market Intelligence in 1979 Addresses all the most common myths and misconceptions about CI Includes more than sixty examples of when to use CI Completely explains the ins and outs of CI, and why your company will act faster and more aggressively with CI Competitive intelligence is a management tool that is misunderstood and underestimated, yet results in numerous benefits. If you are a senior level executive or operate a business-and you aren't tapping the power of CI to improve your decision making-you are missing a potent advantage.

Business and Competitive Analysis

Business and Competitive Analysis
Author: Craig S. Fleisher,Babette E. Bensoussan
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN 10: 0133101002
ISBN 13: 9780133101003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business and Competitive Analysis Book Review:

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.

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business
Author: David L. Blenkhorn,David L.. Blenkhorn,Craig S. Fleisher,Professor Craig S Fleisher
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780275981402
ISBN 13: 0275981401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competitive Intelligence and Global Business Book Review:

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.

Super Searchers on Competitive Intelligence

Super Searchers on Competitive Intelligence
Author: Margaret Metcalf Carr
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780910965644
ISBN 13: 0910965641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Companies operating in todayÆs roller-coaster economy have increasingly turned to competitive intelligence (CI) as an effective means of building and maintaining a business edge. Revealing their secrets for monitoring competitive forces and keeping on top of the trends, opportunities, and threats within their industries, this book presents 15 leading CI researchers and their hard-earned secrets. These CI researchers are from such Fortune 100 firms as Compaq Computer, Dell Computer, Lockheed Martin, Merck, and United Technologies. The tips, techniques, and models provided can be successfully applied to any business intelligence project, and the range of sources and strategies discussed will help any organization stay several steps ahead of the competition."

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals SCIP

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals  SCIP
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:44335247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals SCIP Book Review:

Features the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Brussels, Belgium. Posts contact information via mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail. Highlights membership information and an online membership application. Discusses the Society's code for the ethical gathering and dissemination of information. Provides access to forums and information on symposiums and conferences. Offers information on employment opportunities for competitive intelligence professionals, as well as salary survey results for those professionals.

Proven Strategies in Competitive Intelligence

Proven Strategies in Competitive Intelligence
Author: Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-03-14
ISBN 10: 0471039810
ISBN 13: 9780471039815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proven Strategies in Competitive Intelligence Book Review:

Tested-in-the-trenches competitive intelligence techniques used at today's top companies This book brings together the best thinking and practices in competitive intelligence (CI) currently being used at many of today's most successful companies. Featuring contributions from leading industry executives, it covers CI strategies across a wide range of business functions, including marketing and sales, market research and forecasting, product development, and teams. The only book on the subject offering a comprehensive view of CI, from the CEO down to the tactical CI team Numerous case studies vividly illustrating cutting-edge CI techniques in action

The Manager s Guide to Competitive Intelligence

The Manager s Guide to Competitive Intelligence
Author: John J. McGonagle,Carolyn M. Vella
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781567205718
ISBN 13: 1567205712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manager s Guide to Competitive Intelligence Book Review:

This book provides simple, direct, and proven solutions to problems faced by managers of competitive intelligence units.

Online Competitive Intelligence

Online Competitive Intelligence
Author: Helen P. Burwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781889150413
ISBN 13: 188915041X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Competitive Intelligence Book Review:

Now it's possible for small and medium sized businesses to make strategic decisions using the same resources that large corporations spend thousands of dollars for. Burwell includes over 1,000 online sources for competitive intelligence information.