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Le cycle du renseignement : analyse critique d'un modèle empirique

Abstract : Military intelligence has developed an empiric model to make information into knowledge versus intelligence, called intelligence cycle (IC). At the beginning of the 90s, even though the Intelligence Community experienced a crisis due to the end of the Cold war, business intelligence emerged as a promising market for many young retired intelligence officers. Business intelligence (BI) would become a new field of expertise as far as it was possible to transfer their knowledge (intelligence tradecraft) into the world of trade competitiveness. IC has become a paradigm for BI students who now learn it as well as a methodological, functional and organizational tool. The appropriation of this « Swiss knife » concept is supposed to give them the keys of BI, as the heart of information generation and flow sharing engine. However, if we consider the origin of IC, we can say that its transfer has been based on a partial interpretation of the military model. This could explain, from our point of view, the difficulty encountered by the firms to make it effective in a BI process. Moreover, we suppose that a wrong adaptation or a misunderstanding of the model could have bad consequences on the information and knowledge management. The purpose of this article is to develop a critical approach of IC applied to intelligence tradecraft and BI. We propose to study the intelligence process through IC model in order to define the limits in which it can be effective and useful, among others for marketing intelligence.
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Franck Bulinge. Le cycle du renseignement : analyse critique d'un modèle empirique. Market Management, Eska, 2006, L’intelligence économique : Fondements et pratiques, 6 (3), pp.36-52. ⟨10.3917/mama.033.0036⟩. ⟨sic_01803681⟩



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