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Intelligence in Action
Strategically Managing Knowledge Assets
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
31 Aug 2012
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Is more always better?  Traditionally, both knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI) practitioners and scholars have recommended more KM and CI, but should they?

Intelligence in Action explores the value of these initiatives in a strategic manner, looking more closely at the demands of the competitive environment. This is the first book to combine financial results with proprietary benchmarking data and in-depth interviews with experienced knowledge practitioners. The analysis is based on thousands of firms organized into relevant industry groups according to their value versus assets and their level of competitive intelligence activity. The resulting framework provides an inside- and outside-the-firm view of the risks and opportunities found in knowledge management and competitive intelligence. An analysis of the database combined with the interviews helps the reader understand industry frameworks, the conditions within, and potential responses from firms to their specific circumstances. Through illustrative examples, data analysis, and strategic insights, the authors refine and extend their Strategic Protection Factors (SPF) framework into a practical guide to balancing knowledge development and protection with all the resource implications inherent in those decisions.


Description

Is more always better?  Traditionally, both knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI) practitioners and scholars have recommended more KM and CI, but should they?

Intelligence in Action explores the value of these initiatives in a strategic manner, looking more closely at the demands of the competitive environment. This is the first book to combine financial results with proprietary benchmarking data and in-depth interviews with experienced knowledge practitioners. The analysis is based on thousands of firms organized into relevant industry groups according to their value versus assets and their level of competitive intelligence activity. The resulting framework provides an inside- and outside-the-firm view of the risks and opportunities found in knowledge management and competitive intelligence. An analysis of the database combined with the interviews helps the reader understand industry frameworks, the conditions within, and potential responses from firms to their specific circumstances. Through illustrative examples, data analysis, and strategic insights, the authors refine and extend their Strategic Protection Factors (SPF) framework into a practical guide to balancing knowledge development and protection with all the resource implications inherent in those decisions.


Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword; J.Prescott
Acknowledgements
Setting the Stage
SPF Review: Our Journey
Preparing for Launch
SPF45: From the Top
SPF45: From the Inside
SPF30: From the Top
SPF30: From the Inside
SPF15: From the Top
SPF15: From the Inside
SPF5: From the Top
SPF5: From the Inside
Conclusions: More is Not Always Better, Better is Knowing What's More
References


Authors

SCOTT ERICKSON is Professor in the Marketing/Law Department in the School of Business at Ithaca College, Ithaca, USA. He holds a PhD from Lehigh University and Masters degrees from Thunderbird and Southern Methodist University (SMU), USA. He served as Fulbright Visiting Chair at The Monieson Centre for the Study of Knowledge-Based Enterprise at Queen's School of Business, Kingston, Ontario, in 2010/2011.
 
HELEN ROTHBERG is Professor of Strategy in the School of Management at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, USA. She holds a PhD and MPhil from City University Graduate Center, and an MBA from Baruch College, the City University of New York. USA. She is on the faculty of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence and principal of HNR Associates.