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Competitive Intelligence in Canada.

Jonathan Calof and François Brouard

mardi 14 mars 2006, par anass


This article reviews Canada’s involvement in competitive intelligence (CI). In particular, it provides insights into how the Canadian CI infrastructure has evolved in terms of government initiatives, consultants, corporate practice, education and academic contributions. In a sense, this paper represents an attempt to begin an inventory of Canadian intelligence practice. The Canadian approach to growing competitive intelligence has been more a function of the work of key individuals at a regional level than that of a systematic national program for intelligence. As such, for the most part, this article focuses on the regional infrastructure for competitive intelligence. The paper is organized as follows. After the introduction, the second section provides information on governments initiatives and CI. The third section presents data on consultants in CI. The fourth section discusses organizational practices. The fifth section provides information on academic contributions including an extensive Canadian CI bibliography. Concluding remarks are presented in the last section.

Source :Vtech.Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management.Volume 2.Number2•2004.Auteurs :Jonathan Calof and François Brouard

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