Competitive Intelligence And Global Business / Edition 1

Competitive Intelligence And Global Business / Edition 1

by David L. Blenkhorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275981401

ISBN-13: 9780275981402

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Competitive intelligence (CI) is the practice of gathering and analyzing information about competitors in order to gain an edge in the marketplace or by shoring up one's own company's defenses prior to an anticipated assault. The stakes are even higher in a global environment, where the potential risks and rewards are amplified. This volume explores emerging trends

Overview

Competitive intelligence (CI) is the practice of gathering and analyzing information about competitors in order to gain an edge in the marketplace or by shoring up one's own company's defenses prior to an anticipated assault. The stakes are even higher in a global environment, where the potential risks and rewards are amplified. This volume explores emerging trends that affect and influence CI today, such as the impact of digital commerce, the effects of interest groups, and new laws governing the practice of CI across borders. This book illustrates how CI is conducted around the world and highlights the ways in which practicing CI globally is fundamentally different from doing so in a static, one-country context. The authors offer fresh insights and recommendations for CI specialists, strategic planners and executives, marketers and product developers, and anyone studying competition and strategy.

Competitive intelligence (CI) is the practice of gathering and analyzing information about competitors in order to gain an edge in the marketplace (for example, by anticipating their next moves and beating them to the punch) or by shoring up one's own company's defenses prior to an anticipated assault. The stakes are even higher in a global environment, where the potential risks and rewards are amplified. This volume explores emerging trends that affect and influence CI today, such as the impact of digital commerce (which enhances the speed with which products and services can be delivered around the world, as well as the speed with which competitors can surprise you), the effects of interest groups (such as those advocating environmental protections, which can tilt the playing fields), and new laws governing the practice of CI across borders.

In this book, contributions from researchers, scholars, and practitioners specializing in competitive intelligence reveal the most current practices in the field. In-depth analysis of emerging approaches to CI in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and in industries across the spectrum from pharmaceuticals to automotive supply chains, highlight the ways in which practicing CI globally is fundamentally different from doing so in a static, one-country context. The authors offer fresh insights and recommendations for CI specialists, strategic planners and executives, marketers and product developers, and anyone studying competition and strategy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275981402
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

The Global Competitive Intelligence I Process

The State of Our Understanding of Research and Practice in Competitive Intelligence and Global Business by David L. Blenkhorn and Craig S. Fleisher

Key Intelligence Topics (KITs) in Competitive Intelligence and Global Business by Meera Mody

In Search of Best Practices in Global Competitive Intelligence by Kirsten Rowatt

Moving from a Domestic to a Global Competitive Intelligence Perspective: Learning from World Class Benchmark Firms by Jeff MacDonald and David L. Blenkhorn

Process Differences in Performing Global vs. Domestic Competitive Intelligence Data Collection by Tracy Annett

The Global Competitive Intelligence Environment

Key Laws Governing the Practice of Competitive Intelligence in Global Business by Michelle Sandilands

Global Competitive Intelligence in Top-Performing Companies by Rahim Kassam

Competitive Intelligence in Asia: The View through Different Lenses by Babette Bensoussan

The Internet Will Continue to Revolutionized International Competitive Intelligence Practices by Kelly Mah

The Legal Playground: Conducting Competitive Intelligence on a Global Basis by Michelle Stever

Global Competitive Intelligence Management

A StratCom Model for the Practice of International Competitive Intelligence by Attila Lendvai

The Location and Organization of the Competitive Intelligence Function in a Multinational Corporation by Michelle Murray

Best Applications of Global Competitive Intelligence: Macro-Level Scanning and Cultural Analysis by Scott Lapstra and Victor Knip

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Domestic and International Competitive Intelligence Practitioners by Betty Toczydlowski

Country, Industry, and Process-Specific Studies in Global Competitive Intelligence

The Application of the Global Competitive Intelligence Model to Sweden by Sandy Kokkinis

A Comparison of Competitive Intelligence Practices in the United States and Mexico by Ross Kerr

Competitive Intelligence in Brazil by Jeff Libis

The Role of Competitive Intelligence in the Global Automotive Supply Chain by Keith Fishwick

Management of Global Competitive Intelligence: The Way Ahead by Craig S. Fleisher and David L. Blenkhorn

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