Towards the approaching of different Academic Intelligence Traditions: A place for Geopolitics.

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Klaus Solberg Søilen
Title: Towards the approaching of different Academic Intelligence Traditions: A place for Geopolitics.
Conference name: The European Competitive Intelligence Symposium
Year: 2008
City: Lisbon
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Authors e-mail: kss@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: There are different academic communities studying the subject of intelligence today whose methodological approach is quite different and as a partial consequence are not integrated. Not only the French tradition of Intelligence Economique, but also that of Geopolitique and Geoeconomie, which tend to discuss specific strategic problems from a broad multi disciplinary perspectives which includes philosophical and sociological considerations, the Anglo Saxon tradition of Competitive Intelligence, which tends to focus on empirical tests of real life cases, that of Market Intelligence which study problems of intelligence in the marketing function, that of Business Intelligence which focuses on the technology involved (Data Mining, CRM, etc), that of the Swedish Omvärdsanalys, or surrounding world analysis, focusing on both private and public side intelligence, and the German tradition of Wirtschaftsspionage, which tend to stick to definitions and historical parallels can all profit from more cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural reading and research.
Subject: Business Administration\Information
Business Administration\International Business
Business Administration\Marketing
Keywords: Competitive Intelligence, Geopolitics, Intelligence studies, Academic Intelligence traditions, Social Sciences, Normative Intelligence Analysis
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