Conceptual Relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Competitive Intelligence Activities
This paper aims to describe the conceptual relationship between information and communication technologies (ICT) and competitive intelligence (CI) by emphasizing the role of ICT in support of knowledge processes specific activities relevant to the viability of the organization. Assessing the value and role of ICT to support CI activities requires an understanding of the relationship between the two. This study argues that starting from either the ICT or CI side to this relationship and linking to the other, as most studies do, cannot secure a fully adequate conception of ICT’s value and role to CI. In such context the challenge is to find an appropriate approach in the relationship itself and use it as a possible pattern for developing an understanding of both ICT and CI. For this reason, the paper starts with a brief overview of CI function and continues with a review of the possible uses of ICT in the activities of intelligence. The third section of the study aims to analyze the relationship between ICT applications and CI function. Finally, this study describes a number of problems identified in the use of ICT applications to support intelligence activities within organizations and also it discusses possible solutions to resolve these deficiencies.
Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.management.ase.ro/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:15:y:2012:i:2:p:297-307. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ciocoiu Nadia Carmen)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.