Why you should be interested in intelligence studies


  • Klaus Solberg Soilen




intelligence studies, competitive intelligence, business intelligence, information systems, market intelligenc


In this issue most articles are reflections (bibliometrics, scientometrics) on what has been done in intelligence studies in business (IS) and more particularly in competitive intelligence (CI) and business intelligence (BI), so some reflections and analysis on the subject proper seems to be appropriate for thesenotes. Almost all articles in IS (CI, competitor intelligence, market intelligence (MI), BI, and competitive technical intelligence (CTI)) are empirical contributions that show how to work more effectively with need to know information in business. Authors submit empirical articles that solve new and specific problems.It can be a new method, the introduction of a new model or the application of some new technology.


Søilen, K. S. (2016). A research agenda for intelligence studies in business. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 6(1).

Søilen, K.S. (2017) Why the social sciences should be based in evolutionary theory: the example of geoeconomics and intelligence studies. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business. 7 (1) 5-37.

Solberg Søilen, K. (2015). A place for intelligence studies as a scientific discipline. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 5(3), 35-46

Vriens, D. J., & Solberg Søilen, K. (2014b). Disruptive intelligence: How to gather information to deal with disruptive innovations.

Solberg Søilen, K. (2014). A survey of users’ perspectives and preferences as to the value of JISIB-a spot-check. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 4(2), 61-66.

Agostino, A., Søilen, K. S., & Gerritsen, B. (2013). Cloud solution in Business Intelligence for SMEs–vendor and customer perspectives. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 3(3).

Søilen, K. S. (2013). An overview of articles on Competitive Intelligence in JCIM and CIR. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 3(1).

Søilen, K. S., & Hasslinger, A. (2012b). Factors shaping vendor differentiation in the Business Intelligence software industry. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 2(3).

Sabanovic, A., & Søilen, K. S. (2012). Customers’ Expectations and Needs in the Business Intelligence Software Market. Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 2(1).






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