Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business 2023-10-02T17:57:14+00:00 Andrejs Cekuls Open Journal Systems <p align="justify">JISIB is a peer-reviewed, no-fee Open Access Journal. The journal publishes articles on topics including market intelligence, marketing intelligence, strategic intelligence, business intelligence, competitive intelligence, collective intelligence, financial intelligence, scientific and technical intelligence, foresight, insight, and equivalent terms in other languages. These include “<em>l’information stratégique et de la sécurité économiques</em>” (Sisse) [previously “<em>intelligence économique"</em>] and “<em>veille</em>” in France, “<em>omvärldsanalys</em>” in Sweden and “<em>Konkurrenz-/Wettbewerbsforschung</em>” in Germany. The journal has a managerial focus as well as an applied technical focus (information systems), as these are now well-integrated into real life business intelligence solutions. By focusing on business applications the journal does not compete directly with journals that focus on library sciences or state/national/military intelligence studies. The journal only publishes articles on knowledge management and knowledge transfer in exceptional cases, as these are well developed areas with their own journals.</p> <p align="justify">JISIB occupies a niche. It currently caters to a group of scholars made up of over 200 active individuals spread around the world. It is supported by an estimated 5,000 practitioners and caters to specific conferences (<a href="">ICI</a>, <a href="">ECIS</a>, <a href="">SIIE</a>, <a title="VSST" href=";lang=en">VSST</a>, <a href="">SCIP</a>, <a href="">ITICTI</a>, <a href="">EBRF</a>, ECKM, <a href="">AIM</a>) where both academics and practitioners meet regularly. These conferences produce over 300 papers annually, of which over 40 are potentially full-length, scientific articles. JISIB publishes three issues a year made up of between five and seven articles and 55+ pages.</p> <p align="justify">To strengthen the ties between business intelligence researchers and practitioners, an independent management board of practitioners has been created for the journal.</p> <p align="justify">Those interested in posting research topics and discuss the journal can do so at the <a href="">JISIB Linkedin Group</a>. Another place to discuss topics related to the fields covered by JISIB is at <a href="">the Competitive Intelligence group at Ning</a>, which caters to more than 2,500 members.</p> <p align="justify">There are many portals for Intelligence Studies which can be accessed in any language with Google Translate. These include <a href="">World-Class CI</a> (in English), and <a href="">CI Worldwide</a> (in French). Other journals with a similar scope include the <a href="">South African Journal of Information Management</a> and <a href="">Revista Inteligência Competitiva</a>. </p> <p align="justify">Thanks to all who are making this journal possible and have shown such patience!</p> <p> </p> <p>Sincerely Yours,</p> <p> <img src="" alt="" /></p> <p>Andrejs Cekuls</p> <p>Professor of Business Management</p> <p>Editor-in-chief, JISIB</p> The Evolution of Competitive Intelligence: A Systemic Approach to Organizational Management 2023-10-02T16:42:53+00:00 Andrejs Cekuls <p>An integrated approach to competitive intelligence (CI) promotes a deeper understanding, and CI appears to be evolving into a systemic view with an integrated approach across all organizational management processes. Individual components of CI were previously considered mainly as specific functional responsibilities, but today they are also considered from a conceptual perspective and organizational management. Such approach must include an increasing number of elements and ensure their mutual interaction and management, resulting in an increasingly complex model.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business SECI Knowledge Model and Opportunities of Engaging Business Intelligence by Maturity Level: Case Study at Selected Businesses in the Czech Republic 2023-10-02T16:48:50+00:00 Petra Kašparová Tereza Michalová <p>This study aims to examine the possibilities of engaging business intelligence (BI) with regard to the level of maturity within systemic knowledge management (KM). The individual modes of knowledge sharing and conversion are illustrated in Nonaka’s SECI model that defines four conversion modes of knowledge exchange: socialisation, externalisation, combination and internalisation. The submitted case study presents the current and potential engagement of BI when applying knowledge conversion tools in three Czech organisations of various sizes. Most businesses use both tools (BI and KM) but they are often not able to coordinate their joint implementation in a suitable way. Currently, the results of the case study indicate a more optimal adaptation in the environment of larger businesses. However, the addressed businesses, regardless of their size, most often see the potential and great opportunities of the tools in the combination mode in the future.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Putting futures literacy and anticipatory systems at the center of entrepreneurship and economic development programs – A View from the UNESCO Co-chair in Anticipatory Systems for Innovation and New Ventures 2023-10-02T17:06:51+00:00 Jonathan Calof Dominic Blakely <p>Integrating futures thinking and anticipatory thinking into programs can help improve economic opportunities The UNESCO Chair’s approach has helped improve economic opportunities, for organizational and municipalities/economic regions. It is hoped that the results can be used to help others bring this approach into their programs. Perhaps those running/part of entrepreneur/small business development programs, accelerators and incubators will see the University of New Brunswick (UNB) UNESCO program and may look at ways to include futures thinking and anticipatory systems thinking in their programs. Finally, the approach has helped cities/municipalities, perhaps those involved in regional economic development will integrate the Chairs approach.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business The Role of Marketing Intelligence in Improving the Efficiency of the Organization: An Empirical Study on Jordanian Hypermarkets 2023-10-02T17:15:00+00:00 Bader Ismaeel Bashar Younis Alkhawaldeh Khaled Khalaf Alafi <p>In today's competitive business environment, marketing intelligence plays a crucial role in improving the efficiency of organizations in hypermarkets in Jordan. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of marketing intelligence in improving the efficiency of hypermarkets in Jordan. The paper discussed the concept of marketing intelligence, the importance of marketing intelligence in hypermarkets, the benefits of marketing intelligence, and the challenges that hypermarkets may face while using marketing intelligence. The study conducted on a convenience sample consisting of 256 respondents showed that there is an impact of market research, competition intelligence, and consumer intelligence as the main dimensions of marketing intelligence on the efficiency of hypermarkets in Jordan. While there was no effect of the dimensions of marketing analytics and product intelligence on the efficiency of hypermarkets in Jordan. The study also provided a set of important recommendations for the companies surveyed.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business The Use of Theories in Competitive Intelligence: a Systematic Literature Review 2023-10-02T17:26:12+00:00 Tumelo Maungwa Paul Laughton <p>The field of competitive intelligence is growing as organisations are looking to increase their competitive advantage in a global society. As this field grows, so does the research and academic literature on this practice. While theory that specifically focuses on competitive intelligence may be limited, theories from other popular and related fields such as management and psychology have been used to explain or guide some the popular competitive intelligence processes with the competitive intelligence cycle. This paper attempts to lay a foundation of relevant theory from previously published literature on competitive intelligence by mapping these theories against the six identified competitive intelligences processes.</p> <p>The qualitative approach used to achieve this was a literature analysis, involving thematic analysis through a process of coding. The resulting consolidation and processing of these theories led to the development of a useful framework from which other current and future theories can be added, paving the way for further theory development in the field of competitive intelligence.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business A comparative analysis with machine learning of public data governance and AI policies in the European Union, United States, and China 2023-10-02T17:33:49+00:00 bisson christophe Adele Giron gauthier Verin <p>This paper explores the public data governance and AI policies in the world’s three main technological regions which are the United States, China, and European Union based on scientific literature analysis with machine learning. We used the RapidMiner text mining algorithm to classify texts and define the recuring themes in each region through Terms Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency, supervised machine learning techniques with KNN, and Naïve Bayes. Therein, our results reveal the most influential items for each region that emphasize three different approaches in China, the United States and the EU.</p> 2023-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business