Tactical, Operational & Strategic Analysis of Markets, Competitors & Industries
Reslience is a variable that many organizational theorists and strategists have taken hold of in the last decade (in particular, but (very) few global organizations have institutionalized mechanisms in order to diagnose, measure, assess and improve it. Resilience is critical to organizational performance and survival, even more so during times of uncertainty, transition, and complexity. As such, at least in concept and theory if not because it is rarely done in practice, competitive intelligence (CI) should be positively correlated with organizational resilience in that it provides a means for organizations to adapt to change coming from the competitive environment.
This is one of the interesting areas of organizational inquiry that a couple of CI and strategy academics in our community have "sniffed around" in their research (including yours truly, B. Gilad, and others) but still lacks that foundational piece (i.e., an article or book, etc.) exploring and helping us make progress on this important connection. Thanks for raising it here in our community.
Thank you very much for your reply andfeedback.
The key take out from your comments is the lackof research over the relationship between Resilience and CompetitiveIntelligence and how potentially relevant such work might be.
Would it be possible for you to share whichauthors have ‘sniffed around’ as well as any company case (if public and available)?
Thank you in advance.
Thank you for the interesting subject. I agree with Krieg that competitor intelligence is linked with resilience. I think that it is very important that Craig uses such term as an adaptation. As you know there are 2 kinds. Feedback adaptation (Norbert Wiener) and advance adaptation (Heinz von Foerster – Anokhin). I think that Competitive Intelligence shall provide advance adaptation.
CI asintegral subject shall use information, management, cognitive, math and other science achievements in order to develop its own methods, models and tools for the business advance adaptation to CI.
A lot of scientists worked under resilience. All main management schools explored resilienceas an economical factor. Biologists started to research it in 30thyears XX. Math basis was developed at the same time and dramatically improvedfor the last 2 decades.
Santa Fe Institute (FI) is the leader in complex adaptive systems study.Also interesting researches are made in France,Germany and Russia. If youare interested in this subject, I can give you links for it.
Thank you for your comments and feedback.
Please do share any links you can once I am really interested on this subject.
Thank you in advance.
The bestbooks for introduction in a subject:
2. "Applications of Complex Adaptive Systems".
An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life
John H. Miller & Scott E. Page
It ispossible to begin with these a links:
If I willfind Anokhin's English translation where to send?
Thank you very much!
In case you find Anokhin's English translation you can contact me to migueldf at gmail dot com.