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Competitive Intelligence Practices of European Firms

Show simple item record Calof, Jonathan Arcos, Ruben Sewdass, Nisha 2018-10-08T13:29:58Z 2018-10-08T13:29:58Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Calof, J., Arcos, R. and Sewdass, N. 2017. Competitive Intelligence Practices of European Firms. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management: 1-14 en
dc.identifier.issn 1465-3990
dc.description.abstract This article presents the results of a survey of competitive intelligence (CI) practices in European firms. In comparing the results to a similar 2006 global study and a 2006 European CI study, it appears that the breadth of applications for CI has grown well beyond competitors to include customer related intelligence, technology, market, etc. Innovation is driving much intelligence activity, in particular research and development (R&D) and new product development decisions. CI is more formalised now in European firms than it was in 2006. The study also found similarities between corporate foresight and CI in terms of objectives (development and maintenance of competitive advantage, help with decision making) and analytical techniques with scenarios being among the more frequently used analytical techniques along with STEEP and other environmental analysis in both corporate foresight studies and the CI study. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Competitive intelligence en
dc.subject Corporate foresight en
dc.subject Strategy en
dc.title Competitive Intelligence Practices of European Firms en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Business Management en

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