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MANAGEMENT: Competitive Intelligence

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

October 11, 1996 - President Clinton signed Economic Espionage Act of 1996 into law: 1) criminalized misappropriation of trade secrets (commercial information, not classified or national defense information, including conspiracy to misappropriate trade secrets and subsequent acquisition of misappropriated trade secrets) with knowledge or intent that theft will benefit foreign power; 2) criminalized misappropriation of trade secrets related to or included in product that is produced for or placed in interstate (including international) commerce, with knowledge or intent that misappropriation will injure owner of trade secret; June 2, 2009 - Dongfan "Greg" Chung, former engineer for Boeing Co., Rockwell International for three decades, became first person to stand trial under Economic Espionage Act; charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of pages of highly sensitive documents on U.S. space shuttle, Delta IV rockets, C-17 military troop transport, relaying secrets to contacts in China.

Karl Albrecht (2000). Corporate Radar: Tracking the Forces That Are Shaping Your Business. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 258 p.). Business intelligence.

Stephen Barlay (1974). The Secrets Business. (New York, NY: Crowell, 344 p.). Business intelligence.

Doron S. Ben-Atar (2004). Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 281 p.). Associate Professor of History (Fordham University). Business intelligence United States History; Trade secrets United States History; Technological innovations United States History; Piracy (Copyright) United States History; Industrial property United States History. 

Jacques Bergier; translated from the French by Harold J. Salemson (1975). Secret Armies: The Growth of Corporate and Industrial Espionage. (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 268 p.). Business intelligence; Espionage; Military intelligence.

Pat Choate (2005). Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization. (New York, NY: Knopf, 352 p.;). Intellectual property--Economic aspects; Intellectual property--United States.

Richard Eells and Peter Nehemkis (1984). Corporate Intelligence and Espionage: A Blueprint for Executive Decision Making. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 267 p.). Business intelligence.

Liam Fahey (1999). Competitors: Outwitting, Outmaneuvering, and Outperforming. (New York, NY: Wiley, 558 p.). Business intelligence; Competition; Organizational learning.

John J. Fialka (1997). War by Other Means: Economic Espionage in America. (New York, NY: Norton, 242 p.). Reporter (Wall Street Journal). Business intelligence--United States; Trade secrets--United States. Author describes threat to U. S. security by "techno-thieves".

Leonard M. Fuld (1985). Competitor Intelligence: How to Get It, How to Use It. (New York, NY: Wiley, 479 p.). Business intelligence.

--- (1988). Monitoring the Competition: Find out What's Really Going on over There. (New York, NY: Wiley, 204 p.). Business intelligence; Competition, Unfair.

--- (1995). The New Competitor Intelligence: The Complete Resource for Finding, Analyzing, and Using Information About Your Competitors. (New York, NY: Wiley, 482 p.). Business intelligence; Competition.

--- (2006). The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence: How To See Through and Stay Ahead of Business Disruptions, Distortions, Rumors, and Smoke Screens. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 320 p.). Business intelligence. Take data that is widely available, think critically about it, convert it into highly refined intelligence that leads to effective market-based decisions.

Cynthia Hetherington (2007). Business Background Investigations: Tools and Techniques for Solution Driven Due Diligence. (Tempe, AZ: Facts on Demand Press, 288 p.). Managing Director, Financial Advisory & Litigation Consulting Services Practice (Corporate Investigative Services). Business intelligence; competitive intelligence. Tools, techniques needed to investigate any business; easier to paint pretty picture than to hide checkered past.

David Hussey and Per Jenster (1999). Competitor Intelligence: Turning Analysis into Success. (New York, NY: Wiley, 281 p.). Business intelligence; Competition.

Eamon Javers (2010). Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 320 p.); Correspondent for Politico. Business Intelligence; espionage. Globalized industry begins with Allan Pinkerton, nation′s first true "private eye, "extends through annals of tycoons, playboys, presidents, FBI operatives, CEOs, accountants, Cold War veterans, military personnel; accounts of Howard Hughes′s private CIA, extensive spying that took place in battle between two global food companies; interviews with some of world′s top corporate surveillance experts.

Larry Kahaner (1996). Competitive Intelligence: From Black Ops to Boardrooms: How Businesses Gather, Analyze, and Use Information To Succeed in the Global Marketplace. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 300 p.). Business intelligence.

Herbert E. Meyer (1987). Real-World Intelligence: Organized Information for Executives. (New York, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 102 p.). Business intelligence.

Hedieh Nasheri (2005). Economic Espionage and Industrial Spying. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 286 p.). Associate Professor of Justice Studies (Kent State University). Business intelligence; Trade secrets; Computer crimes; Intellectual property; Commercial crimes. 

ed. Peter Temin (1991). Inside the Business Enterprise: Historical Perspectives on the Use of Information. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 260 p.). Business intelligence--Congresses.

Washington Researchers Ltd., Jean-Marie Bonthous (1994). Bibliography of Business/Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Literature. (Washington, DC: Washington Researchers, 246 p.). Industrial management--Bibliography; Business--Bibliography; Business intelligence--Bibliography; Strategic planning--Bibliography; Benchmarking (Management)--Bibliography.



The Association of Due Diligence Professionals                                                                     

Dates to 1984; founded to provide education, professional standards and forums as the first professional association to recognize the evolution of due diligence as a separate field, discipline and industry. The mission is to advance the field and discipline of due diligence, and the practices of professionals dedicated to due diligence success, through education, standards, certification, research and support, with infrastructure to support and enable due diligence at both the global and local scale.

CI Strategies & Tools: Internet Intelligence Index                                                                                                                                                                 

A comprehensive directory of business and industry resources. "The Internet Intelligence Index is designed to help you gather competitive intelligence information. It contains links to over 600 intelligence-related Internet sites, covering everything from macro-economic data to individual patent and stock quote information." Maintained by the library of Fuld & Company, a competitive intelligence firm. 

Competitive Intelligence: A Selective Resource Guide                                                                                                                                           

Annotated links to websites related to competitive intelligence, research performed by businesses to learn about their competitors. Includes search engines, people trackers, monitoring tools, business news, and related websites.

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals                                                                                                                                                                            

SCIP (established in 1986) provides education and networking opportunities for business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence (the legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors). Many SCIP members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, or science and technology.

USC Marshall Library: Business Libraries & Competitive Intelligence Companies                       

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