This book discusses the essence, concepts, techniques, and applications of business intelligence. It also explores different aspects of crisis management, knowledge management and knowledge sciences, the applications of business intelligence in contingencies and crises, environmental issues and group intelligence.The book is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the significance of business intelligence, competition and intelligence, competitive information strategy, conflicts on patent issues, and the current state-of-the-art of business intelligence education in the US and France. The second part encompasses business intelligence and risk and crisis management, ecological issues and crisis management, business intelligence and knowledge management, and business intelligence as an organizational knowledge. The third part consists of case studies in business intelligence with special reference to the retail industry and the military arena. This part also focuses on applications of business intelligence.Finally, the book also envisages the future direction of knowledge information strategy. It will be of interest to students, academicians and people working in non-profit or non-government organizations.
Part I: What is Business Intelligence?; Competition and Intelligence; Business and Competitive Intelligence Strategy in the Age of Informatization; CIA-Style Intelligence Strategy; Intelligence and Patent Disputes; The Current Situation of Intelligence Education in America and France; Part II: Business Intelligence and Crisis Management - How Companies Reacted to Crises; Environmental Issues and Crisis Management; Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management; Business Intelligence as Organizational Intelligence; Part III: Business Intelligence and Its Practical Use; Strategy in Military History and Intelligence Activities in War.