Competitive science and technology intelligence

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Journal titleInternational Journal of Technology Management
Pages320328; # of pages: 9
SubjectS&T monitoring; technology intelligence; management decisions; competitive analysis; technology management; technology transfer; technological information
AbstractAs industrial economies head irreversibly towards globalization, access to and applications of, new technological information from worldwide sources become critical. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has carried out an experiment to determine whether researchers from a national scientific institution can make a contribution to accessing technological information from foreign sources, analyzing that information, generating competitive intelligence and selectively disseminating that intelligence to Canadian firms. A trial copy of an S&T intelligence bulletin was prepared by NRC in order to determine the essential features of a competitive S&T intelligence service. The intelligence in the bulletin was generated from information gathered from worldwide sources by NRC researchers in the course of their normal activities. The bulletin was sent to a small number of technology-intensive firms and the usefulness of the bulletin was evaluated by follow-up interviews. A description of the process of generation and dissemination of intelligence and the formal evaluation of that experiment is presented.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC number12330188
NPARC number12330188
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Record identifier83908535-7682-4b7d-a1fe-953a88a4fdd7
Record created2009-09-10
Record modified2016-05-09
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