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About Me:
I hold a BSc (Honor) in Engineering, an MBA from the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) and a DEA from ESADE Business School. I am also a Ph.D. candidate at ESADE business school (URL).

At the moment I am an associate professor of the University of Pompeu Fabra, (Barcelona, Spain) and I was a visiting professor at Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland) were I have searched on business/competitive intelligence.

I have written several article and paper about CI and I am doing several researches about competitive intelligence (see for instance: & I am a co-author (with Dr. Joaquín Tena) of the following books:

1) Mapping & Anticipating the Competitive Landscape
2) Inteligencia Competitiva y Vigilancia Tecnológica (In Spanish)
3) Software for Technological Patent Intelligence.

With Dr. John E. Prescott I am also working in a new project. The book titled " Pathways to World-Class Competitive Intelligence Function: Building and managing a Competitive Intelligence Function through a systematic approach” will be published by fall 2008 by John&Wiley

I am currently the director of the Spanish competitive intelligence magazine (PUZZLE - Revista de Inteligencia Competitiva) and I was an editorial member of the Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management (2003-2006). I am also run a small consulting company (2IC) specialized in Competitive Intelligence.

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Benchmarking with the World-Class Competitive Intelligence Model!

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 7:06am 4 Comments

Do the managers that fund your competitive intelligence (CI) function ask how your company’s CI function stacks up against world class standards? Providing fact-based evidence of how your CI function compares to world-class standards has several benefits. First, you can evaluate your CI function across nine (9) dimensions that define world class standards. Second, you can isolate aspects within each dimension that can be targeted for improvement. Finally, you can develop an action plan to… Continue

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At 7:49am on November 29, 2009, Puji said…
Hola Alessandro,
Gracias por añadirme, acabo de iniciar un debate en el foro con una de mis dudas!! saludos
At 4:59am on October 16, 2009, António Rolhas said…
Good Morning

Would you please tell me if you know any book that talks of competitive intelligence related to regulatory entities? The market is the telecommunications market.

Thanks in advance

António Rolhas
At 4:38pm on October 12, 2009, Chris Hote said…
Thank you Alessandro for the mention about the Digimind benchmarking guide.
At 8:59am on October 6, 2009, Mark Van Laeke said…
Alessandro, thanks for the invite. I look forward to sharing ideas via the forums. By the way, we have released our first version of a Internet Search Engine for Competitive Intelligence (we believe we can beat Google at this). If you have interest in taking a look at our product, let me know and I can send you a login. To learn more visit


At 6:07am on October 6, 2009, Sandra Schlick said…
Hi Alessandro

Invitation gladfully accepted :-)

At 6:55am on August 3, 2008, Andrew Beurschgens said…
Alessandro, fantastic to see you here. Hoping life is treating you well..and hopefully we shall see you in Rome for the 13th European SCIP Conference from 20th to 22nd October.
At 11:44pm on April 4, 2008, Michael Neugarten said…

I'd be happy to be a part of your forum.


At 8:02am on March 27, 2008, Martha R. Matteo, PhD said…
Dear Alessandro:

It is good to have you on the site. Take a look at the CTI group and see if there is interest there for you.


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