Problems and Perspectives of Economic Intelligence Nowadays
Keywords:intelligence, espionage, economic espionage, information, competition, market
Acquiring knowledge, that is, finding the necessary information, leads to knowledge about the subject of interest. This creates the capability of moving towards the set goal, in every area of work, action and activity, both of the individual and of the organization which one belongs to, of any level, structure and form of organization (nation, state/country and other forms of social organizations). The genesis of the concept of business intelligence indicates that it has its source in the total awareness/intelligence, and as the result, purpose and product of the intelligence activity. Such activity is also followed by the problems which arise from its implementation. In regards to this activity, which also includes espionage (illegal activity focused on secret information which is protected by somebody), business intelligence is legal and ethical activity, focused on the public, open and accessible information. As the other intelligence activities, business intelligence is also focused on the future, which also implies the possession of information about someone's intentions. The perspectives of economic intelligence are reflected in this. Therefore, as the subject of research, by applying the method of synthesis and description, as basic, and the method of abstraction, as auxiliary, the paper points out the problems and analyzes the perspectives of business intelligence in modern business and security circumstances, with the intention of achieving the goal of this paper, i.e. answer to the question: Is it possible to give an answer about the future intentions of the competition on the basis of the public information available to everyone, which mainly concerns the present?
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