Here are a list of my favorite books and references on Competitive Intelligence. The links to these books are my Amazon affiliate links.
- Bensoussan, Babette and Fleisher, Craig. “Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods”
- Christensen, Clayton “Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change”
- Christensen, Clayton “The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)”
- Garland, Eric “Future, Inc.: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next”
- Heuer, Richard and Pherson, Randolph “Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis”
- Porter, Michael “Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors”
- Sharp, Seena. “Competitive Intelligence Advantage”
Basics definitions of competitive intelligence, including code of ethics and dictionary of terms of practice.
A free on-line community of CI professionals discussing the latest topics and frustrations in the field and its value and role in context.
A division of a professional association devoted to applications of library sciences, specifically related to research topics in CI with resources, audio recordings and on-line training.
An Internet audio program devoted to the CI practice, methods and practices for application of collection and analysis, delivering business value and exploiting new tools and methods.
The leading institution for undergraduate and graduate education of intelligence professionals in national security, law enforcement and commercial intelligence practices. The site includes access to case studies and project reports.
Published in December 2007, this is a report on the challenges and benefits of open source intelligence (OSINT) in the national security intelligence practice. Many of the issues identified are comparable to those faced in commercial intelligence practices.
Published by the CIA and made available to the public, a recognized valuable resource on the cognitive process by which intelligence analysts (including those in the private sector) transform unprocessed data into formal intelligence products.
A wiki-based project of CI academics and professionals attempting to capture the breadth of practice in the field.
Market research is a related discipline to CI. Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop has compiled RSS feeds of some of the leading market research news sources, including companies flogging their latest reports on company activities.