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Strategic Intelligence for the Future 1

Book Description

Information in all its forms is at the heart of the economic intelligence process. It is also a powerful vector of innovation and, more than ever, a balance between economic and societal forces.

Strategic Intelligence for the Future 1 analyzes the need for the French economic intelligence to mutate in order to develop the economy, strengthen social cohesion and protect vital interests.

This mutation requires a change of attitudes and a new way of thinking, widely open to global change and new technologies. The focus of the French economic intelligence on conventional objectives such as business and the economy does not allow for the integration of its multiple possible fields and thus its global nature. The strategy, foresight and temporal dynamics necessary to the understanding of the world, and the new balance of power and control of complex situations, have thus increased the time needed to put this in place.

Both theoretical and practical, this book provides a basis from which to develop "enhanced economic intelligence" leading to the implementation of global security.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Preface
  3. Introduction
  4. 1 For a New Strategic and Competitive Intelligence
    1. 1.1. Our assessment
    2. 1.2. The present day
    3. 1.3. Tomorrow
    4. 1.4. Conclusion
    5. 1.5. References
  5. 2 Geopolitics and Strategic Intelligence
    1. 2.1. Principles of analysis
    2. 2.2. The evolving world
    3. 2.3. A changing world
    4. 2.4. Increased risks
    5. 2.5. Conclusion
    6. 2.6. References
  6. 3 Competitive Intelligence Schools Across the World: Foundations, Influence and Perspectives
    1. 3.1. Introduction: what is the competitive intelligence school?
    2. 3.2. Visions that inspire schools of thought
    3. 3.3. The advent of the competitive intelligence schools
    4. 3.4. The “nourishing disciplines” of competitive intelligence and communities of public/private practice
    5. 3.5. Conclusion
    6. 3.6. References
  7. 4 Competitive Intelligence as a Vehicle for International Collaboration
    1. 4.1. The arrival of new signs
    2. 4.2. Increasing instability
    3. 4.3. The French example
    4. 4.4. Collaboration
    5. 4.5. Conclusion
    6. 4.6. References
  8. 5 Regional Competitive Intelligence
    1. 5.1. What do we mean by territories?
    2. 5.2. A typology of territories
    3. 5.3. Definition of territorial intelligence
    4. 5.4. The challenges of territorial intelligence
    5. 5.5. Rethinking our intelligence capabilities in territorial situations
    6. 5.6. The intelligence of situations
    7. 5.7. The main areas of intervention of this competitive intelligence and regional strategic facility or organization
    8. 5.8. The generic configuration of the facility
    9. 5.9. Strategic management approach: mapping and analysis tools
    10. 5.10. Operational implementation
    11. 5.11. Conclusion
    12. 5.12. References
  9. 6 Influence
    1. 6.1. The current foundations of influence
    2. 6.2. Who is going to communicate?
    3. 6.3. Knowledge of the target and information
    4. 6.4. Rumors
    5. 6.5. The “media sounding board”
    6. 6.6. Cultural or public diplomacy
    7. 6.7. Positive influence
    8. 6.8. Conclusion
    9. 6.9. References
  10. 7 Sphere of Influence
    1. 7.1. The return of geopolitics in the economic field
    2. 7.2. Power strategy and influence strategy
    3. 7.3. The sphere of influence: illustrations
    4. 7.4. Conclusion
    5. 7.5. References
  11. 8 Organizational Intelligence
    1. 8.1. Definition
    2. 8.2. Organizational intelligence and cognitive pathologies
    3. 8.3. An example: the US–Japan FSX Fighter program or “thinking out of the silos”
    4. 8.4. Organizational intelligence and strategies
    5. 8.5. Collective intelligence and organization of sensor networks
    6. 8.6. Conclusion
    7. 8.7. References
  12. 9 From Military Intelligence to Competitive Intelligence
    1. 9.1. From the military to the economy
    2. 9.2. Forms and aims of intelligence
    3. 9.3. The practice of intelligence
    4. 9.4. Intelligence and its cycle
    5. 9.5. Analysis
    6. 9.6. The synthesis of information and its dissemination
    7. 9.7. Conclusion
    8. 9.8. References
  13. Conclusion
    1. C.1. References
  14. Index
  15. Summary of Volume 2
  16. End User License Agreement