Competitive Intelligence

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Competitive Intelligence MOOC Proof of Concept

Started by Alexandru Capatina. Last reply by Arik Johnson Jul 10, 2017. 3 Replies

I see this network has been down for three years now

Started by klaus Söilen. Last reply by klaus Söilen Feb 25, 2016. 12 Replies

Who is getting their CI research articles published, and where?

Started by Craig S. Fleisher. Last reply by Isabel Santos Sep 26, 2012. 19 Replies

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Comment by klaus Söilen on January 19, 2020 at 7:22am

Happy new year 2020!

For anyone interested in research, please see our free full text articles at

Comment by klaus Söilen on March 8, 2019 at 1:58am

I hope to see you at the ICI Conference this year in Luxembourg! There is a special academic track at a discounted price. #marketintelligence #competitiveintelligence

Comment by Craig S. Fleisher on January 31, 2013 at 7:17am

Just a reminder that today (31 January, 2013 at 17:00est) is the last day we are accepting your student's applications for the 2013 Jim Mathews Award for Intelligence Excellence.Please encourage your students to get them in to me ( More information about this competitive award can be found at:

Comment by Craig S. Fleisher on January 11, 2013 at 11:54am

For everyone teaching intelligence courses at post-secondary institutions, please encourage your students to apply for the Jim Mathews 2013 Award for Excellence in Intelligence. It is not a difficult application process, they will enjoy thinking about intelligence matters, and the winners get a nice award package that will promote their own career trajectories. The deadline for applying is the end of January. More information can be found here:

Please contact me directly if you or your students have any questions. Thanks for sharing this opportunity with your students, and good wishes with your courses this semester.

Comment by Richard on September 20, 2012 at 8:32am

I have been tagged to build our international CI process. It seems overwhelming, would appreciate any insights on how to: build a process and what types of training are available.  Are there any books on international CI?  Any training resources?  We are talking global approach--all regions. We would even be open to a consultant to assist us.  Anyone have some pointers?

Comment by klaus Söilen on January 9, 2012 at 10:57am

ECKM 2012
6-7 September, Cartagena, Spain

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


§         KM Frameworks

§         Knowledge creation

§         Knowledge asset valuation models

§         Knowledge Management Systems

§         Architectures for KM systems

§         KM case studies and best practices

§         KM in SME’s

§         Evaluation and performance of KM

§         KM in the Public Sector

§         Skills and competence management

§         Change management, KM in business transformation

§         KM strategies

§         KM success stories and failures

§         Tacit knowledge capture and dissemination

§         Light-weight knowledge management approaches

§         Measurement and evaluation of KM effectiveness


§         KM and organisational learning

§         Knowledge sharing

§         Communities of Practice

§         Identifying KM user requirements

§         KM and innovation

§         Content management systems

§         Ontologies and knowledge representation

§         Managing Intellectual Capital

§         KM and Web 2.0

§         KM maturity models

§         KM Success factors

§         Benchmarking of knowledge management activities

§         Intuition and the knowledge economy

§         KM and decision making

§         Enterprise 2.0 and KM

Note special track on Competitive Intelligence, led by  G. Scott Erickson, Regional associated editor of JISIB

Mini Track Call for Papers on Competitive Intelligence and KM    Click icon to download a .pdf

Track Co-Chairs: G. Scott Erickson, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY  and Helen N. Rothberg, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Scott Erickson

Helen Rothberg


Scholars and practitioners are increasingly recognizing a link between the fields of knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI).  CI, at its heart, is about collecting and analyzing knowledge concerning competitors. As a result, there are aspects of KM that can contribute to the practice of CI, and CI practice can contribute to how KM is conducted.  Each field has the potential to advance the other, so it makes sense to make connections between them.  In this mini-track, we hope to advance those connections.


Papers covering any aspect of competitive intelligence are welcomed, including those on related topics, as listed in the bullets.  An explicit connection to KM should be made in the submission.  Highly competitive papers may be invited to submit to the Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business. You can view the journal at


Submission should attempt to focus on the following themes:


§         Competitive intelligence

§         Business intelligence

§         Economic espionage

§         Analysis tools (war gaming, scenario planning, etc.)

§         Knowledge, information, and data as useful inputs

§         Actionable strategy


Comment by Craig S. Fleisher on January 1, 2012 at 10:05am

ICKM 2012 

The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management

4 - 6 September 2012

"Rethinking Knowledge Management: Foresight in the 21st Century"

Call for Papers

Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Management arise. The subject field is relatively diffused and scattered into diverging concepts, perspectives and disciplines. This conference will explore trends about the future of Knowledge Management and will provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of diverse and professional approaches and research on recent and future developments in Knowledge Management. The conference will also provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and doctoral students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The conference will be organized into several tracks covering a wide range of topics. Topics include but are not limited to:

Track 1: Knowledge Management and Innovation
Innovative Approaches to Knowledge Management
Knowledge in Innovation Processes
Knowledge Management and Business Model Innovation
Knowledge Management for Social Change and Innovation
Open Innovation

Track 2: Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Discovery and Data Warehousing
Knowledge Management Taxonomies
Knowledge Relationship Discovery
Knowledge Visualization

Track 3: Knowledge Technologies
Collaborative ICT in the Knowledge Society
Emerging Web Technologies and Web 2.0 Tools
Knowledge Management and Game Theory
Mobile Technology
Semantic Technologies and Ontologies
Social Networking Software
Wikis, Twitter, Blogs and Social Tagging Services

Track 4: Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence
Collective Intelligence
Competitive Analysis Techniques
Competitive Intelligence Education
Competitive Intelligence Methodologies and Applications
Competitive Intelligence Organisational Models
Competitive Intelligence Tools
Competitive Strategies
Synergy between Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence

Track 5: Knowledge Economy
Ethical Issues in Knowledge Economy
Knowledge Workers
Operating in the Knowledge Economy
Ranking Knowledge Economies

Track 6: Knowledge Creation and Sharing
Communities of Practice
Knowledge Cafés
Knowledge Management and Collaboration
Knowledge Networks
Narratives, Stories and Anecdotes for Knowledge Transfer

Track 7: Interdisciplinary Nature of Knowledge Management
Adaptation of Knowledge Management in different industries
Case studies of Knowledge Management Implementation
Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration

Track 8: Knowledge Strategies
Creating Knowledge for Decision Making
Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Management
Evaluation of Knowledge Management
Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management
Interorganisational Knowledge Flow
Just-in-Time Knowledge Management
Knowledge Audits
Knowledge Management Models
Knowledge Management Strategy Formulation
Organisational Learning

Track 9: Knowledge Management Theory and Education
Knowledge Management Concepts
Knowledge Management Curricula
Knowledge Management Philosophical Underpinnings
Knowledge Management Theories

Please download and adhere to the STYLE GUIDE applicable to all ICKM paper submission.


31 March 2012 
Deadline for the submission of papers. Delegates are, however, encouraged to make early submissions.

16 May 2012 
Notification of acceptance of papers will be provided to authors via email as soon as possible after the double-blind peer-review process.

1 July 2012 
Final submission of corrected papers for publication in conference proceedings.

30 August 2012 
Deadline for registration. Please note that all conference fees must be paid by this date.


  • Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R3500.00
  • Late Registration and Payment after 1 August 2012: R4000.00
  • 1-Day Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R2000.00
  • 1-Day Registration after 1 August 2012: R2500.00
  • Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops A and B on or before 1 August 2012: R1000.00
  • Late Registration for workshops A and B after 1 August 2012: R1200.00
  • Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops C and D on or before 1 August 2012: R500.00


  • Late Registration for workshops C and D after 1 August 2012: R550.00
  • Registration fee includes lunch and a dinner function but not attendance of workshops.
  • Once registered, payment of the registration fee is compulsory, unless written notification of non-attendees is sent to the Department of Information and Knowledge Management on or before 31 July 2012.
  • Accepted papers will not be published in the conference proceedings if registration fees are not paid.
  • No tax invoice can be issued to a South African delegate without the VAT registration number of the applicable company.
  • Registration for this conference will close on 31 August 2012.


Prof Adeline du Toit
Tel: 27 11 559 2186

Dr Martie Mearns
Tel: 27 11 559 4700

Ms Mbhali Makhubo
Tel: 27 11 559 2183

Comment by Dr. Avner Barnea on September 30, 2011 at 5:42am

I'm looking for valuable information, including scholar articles about intelligence failures in business that can be related to lacking of competitive intelligence or other reasons that can be associated directly to CI.

Comment by klaus Söilen on September 30, 2011 at 2:35am

Hi Miguel,

Great initiative with the journal. Congratulations. I have already passed the link to some of my Brasilian/Portugese speaking friends.


Comment by Craig S. Fleisher on June 17, 2011 at 8:38pm
We had a terrific Open House Inaugural Pecha Kucha competition, sponsored by the good folks over at AuroraWDC, for SLA2011 in Philly. For those of you who haven't seen, done or participated in one of these, you'd better plan on doing one soon as this is becoming a more common presentation mode even at academic meetings.  By the way, you would learn a lot from seeing what was offered abut CI2020 by the four finalists August Jackson, Craig McHenry, David Cappoli, or PK2011 winner -- Jill Stover Heinze.

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