Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business <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> en-US Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:<br /><br /><ol type="a"><ol type="a"><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li></ol></ol><br /><ol type="a"><ol type="a"><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li></ol></ol><br /><ol type="a"><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ol> (Andrejs Cekuls) (Per-Ola Månsson) Wed, 16 Feb 2022 12:31:19 +0000 OJS 60 Some personal reflections on 11 years of JISIB editorial notes and production <p>For now, this is the last issue of JISIB. The reason is that funding for Open-Source journals through<br>NOS-HS has been halted for all journals ending in 2022. JISIB had financing through 2021. There may<br>be a revival of Open-Source initiatives and then it’s possible to continue if we can obtain the funds, but<br>for now JISIB will be put on pause.<br>JISIB came out regularly between 2011-2022, so for 11 years. For eight of these years the journal<br>received funding from VR and NOS-HS. NOS-HS is the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in<br>the Humanities and Social Sciences. It’s a cooperation between the research councils in Denmark,<br>Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden responsible for research within the Humanities and Social<br>Sciences. We are very grateful for continuous support received from NOS-HS. It has been instrumental<br>for the advancement of Open-Source Publishing in Sweden.<br>The journal was started at a time when the interest for competitive intelligence (CI) was declining,<br>during the first decade of the 21st century. Bibliometric analysis shows that JISIB has been the primary<br>outlet for scientific articles on CI for the past decade. Most articles have been in the border between CI<br>and business intelligence, or more specifically between software and web-solutions, web-intelligence, and<br>social media intelligence. Some articles have been in market intelligence and other closely related areas.<br>In France there has been a continuous interest for “intelligence economique” and in Sweden<br>“omvärldsanalys”. We have also seen new areas emerge and some areas increase in popularity, like<br>collective intelligence, foresight and insight (competitive and market insight). However, the core of the<br>content is much the same despite this relabeling. It’s still about processes for providing decision makers<br>with need-to-know information</p> Klaus Solberg Söilen Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Collaboration network analysis for competitive intelligence <p>The analysis of collaborations is an important aspect of competitive intelligence<br>studies. Collaborations show who players turn to in order to gain access to external knowledge.<br>Networks are often used to analyze collaborations. However, analyzing networks that become<br>increasingly large, especially in a dynamic setting, is a difficult task. Communication on these<br>questions is complex for the same reason. In this paper I propose a method that allows for the<br>identification of collaboration strategies in a static and dynamic setting that also makes it easier<br>to communicate the results. An application of the method is also provided to illustrate how the<br>method can be used for competitive intelligence studies.</p> Johannes van der Pol Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Nexus between strategic thinking, competitive intelligence and innovation capability: Managerial support as a moderator <p>In a rapidly changing milieus, great support for innovation by top management<br>team allows firms to sustain high market competitiveness both in the present and in the future.<br>In actualizing this pursuit, strategic thinking and competitive intelligence are seen as drivers<br>for innovation capability. This study investigates the nature of relationships between<br>competitive intelligence, strategic thinking, and innovation capability. It also explores the<br>moderating role of managerial support on these associations. In this study, a sample of 327 top<br>and middle-level managers’ responses to a survey was obtained from Nigerian Information<br>Technology firms, using a judgmental sampling technique. The data were analyzed with Partial<br>Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), using the SmartPLS software. The<br>findings revealed that competitive intelligence and strategic thinking have an imperative direct<br>and positive impact on innovation capability, and managerial support impacted positively, by<br>meaningfully strengthening the relationships within the Nigeria context. The study mades<br>significant contributions to the literature in terms of model development, which depicts the joint<br>influence of competitive intelligence and strategic thinking with a moderating effect of<br>managerial support. If deficient, this may result in inefficiency in achieving innovation<br>capability among IT firms.</p> Banji Rildwan Olaleye, Mustapha Bojuwon, Raed Ibrahim Mohamad Ibrahim, Betty Oluwayemisi Ali-Momoh Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Marketplace analysis of purchase decision factors for Instagram social media users <p>Currently, the role of technology, such as the internet, is very important to support<br>human activities. One of the uses of the internet is as a medium to support online shopping. In<br>addition, the existence of Instagram social media also affects consumers’ decisions in online<br>shopping. This study analyzes the purchasing decision factors of Instagram social media users<br>on the marketplace. The variables used in this study are price, promotion, trust, security,<br>Instagram social media users and purchase decision. The research framework was developed<br>using the theory of reasoned action. The sample in this study is consumers who have done online<br>shopping. A total of 200 questionnaires were distributed via a Google form, of which 102 were<br>returned. The data analysis method in this study used Smart PLS 3.0. The results showed that<br>all variables had a positive and significant relationship with online purchasing decisions. This<br>research provides theoretical and practical implications. This study is useful for Instagram<br>social media users to consider the factors that purchasing decisions in online shopping have on<br>the marketplace.</p> Faris Muhammad, Sri Hartono Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 High technologies intelligence management model at national level organizations <p>The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelation of the main variables<br>affecting technology intelligence management to design an appropriate model of high<br>technologies intelligence management at national level organisations. Based on a literature<br>review, a conceptual model was developed. It includes 11 main variables classified into three<br>levels: the operational, managerial, and environmental levels. Participants in the present<br>research included 160 experts in technology intelligence from Iranian universities and industry,<br>137 of whom completed the research questionnaire. Research information and hypotheses were<br>analysed and tested using structural equation modeling, SPSS, and LISREL software. The<br>findings show that to properly manage a technology intelligence system in high technologies at<br>national level organisations, attention to the managerial and operational levels is more<br>important than environmental factors. It also shows that to establish technology intelligence in<br>organisations, managers should pay more attention to these factors to gain confidence in the<br>effectiveness of the implementation of this system.</p> Farzan Majidfar, Mohammad Reza Taghva, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Saeed Kazempourian Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 We never expected that – a corporative study of failures in national and business intelligence by Avner Barnea <p>For JISIB Barnea has previously written about<br>competitive intelligence in Israel (2016), about<br>Israeli start-ups in cyber security (2018), and<br>about how AI will change intelligence and<br>decision-making (2020).<br>The book, We never expected that – A<br>corporative study of failures in national and<br>business intelligence, is not on Israeli<br>intelligence per se. Still, the best documented<br>of the four cases presented come from the First<br>Intifada in 1993 when Barnea was well<br>situated to observe what was going on behind<br>the scenes. For 27 years, until 1997, he was the<br>Senior Official for Intelligence in the Prime<br>Minister’s office. Since then, he has been a<br>competitive intelligence consultant, a teacher<br>and student of intelligence studies and sine<br>2016 a research fellow at the National Security<br>Studies Center, NSSC.<br>The book, which is a translation of a book in<br>Hebrew, which again builds on the author’s<br>PhD thesis, proposes an analysis of a series of<br>intelligence failures. To study failures is a good<br>way to learn. It is a good methodology, maybe<br>the best. To present a book with both<br>government and state failures is also a good<br>idea from the perspective that there are bound<br>to be fruitful parallels. So far so good.</p> Klaus Solberg Söilen Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000