Where Did Competitive Intelligence Come From? (Part 1)

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First, and widely accepted, answer is that competitive intelligence originates with Harvard Professor Michael E Porter’s seminal[1] 1980 work, Competitive Strategy – Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. More specifically, intellectually, it grew out of chapter 3, “A Framework for Competitor Analysis” and Appendix B, “How to Conduct an Industry Analysis”.

 

From there, it was fed by the presence of a large number of former US government intelligence officers who were look to business for second careers, after retiring from the US Government.

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