Competitive Intelligence: Competing, Consuming and Collaborating in a Flat World (ECIS 2009)

Venue: Nacka, Stockholm

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 12, 2008
Registration Date: May 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2009
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Description

Subject

The European Competitive Intelligence Symposium (ECIS) is now in its third year, and is the premier scholarly venue for topics related to Competitive Intelligence. It aims at providing a ubiquitous platform for topic related to Competitive Intelligence (CI), Market and Marketing Intelligence, Private Intelligence, Intelligence Studies and the relationship between CI and Business Intelligence (software systems). ECIS will provide a high profile, leading edge forum for researchers and professionals alike to present state-of-the-art research in fields of Competitive and Market Intelligence.
Competitive Intelligence and Intelligence Studies have often focused on threats. There has also been a tendency to focus on the larger enterprise such as multinationals, with less attention being paid to business development and business creation, or entrepreneurship. ECIS provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. The symposium will feature a diverse mixture of contributors, including scientific sessions, several targeted workshops, demonstrations, keynote speeches and panel discussions from domain experts. It will take place in Stockholm, Sweden.

Topics
Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to Competitive, Market and Business Intelligence, including:
Theme 1 – The Discipline of Competitive Intelligence
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The Professional and Academic separation between the fields of Competitive Intelligence (Management practices) and Business Intelligence (Technical solutions)
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Similarities and differences between the Academic fields of Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Market Intelligence and Competitive Intelligence
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The history and synergy of Competitive Intelligence with other Management fields in general
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The future of the field of Competitive Intelligence as an academic discipline
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How Political Science, Police and Military education can profit from the study of Competitive Intelligence
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Blurring the boundaries: KM, DM, CI and MR
Theme 2 - Competitive Intelligence: Competing, Consuming and Collaborating in a Flat World
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How the profession and study of Competitive Intelligence has changed with the spread of Internet
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Why the field of Competitive Intelligence has focused so much on threats instead of opportunities
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How the field of Competitive Intelligence can be used for Business Development and Innovation, or Entrepreneurship
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Competitive Intelligence and Blue Ocean Strategy
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Competitive Intelligence and Cost Innovation
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How to integrate Competitive Intelligence into small and medium-sized businesses
Theme 3 – Other topics related to Competitive Intelligence accepted
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Competitive Intelligence in Emerging Markets
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Ethical issues in Competitive Intelligence
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Models of Competitive Advantage
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Competitive Intelligence and Finance
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Competitive Intelligence for Regional Development
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Market research and Competitive Intelligence
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Exhibit/Trade Show Intelligence
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Organizational Perspectives on Competitive Intelligence
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Competitive Intelligence and Open Source issues
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Intelligence Analysis
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Competitive Intelligence for a National Competitive Advantage (the heritage from A. Smith)
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The role of governments and the implementation of CI national policies, in public and private institutions
Empirical studies and joint presentations of Competitive and Business Intelligence elements will be looked at favourably.
Participants and Activities
ECIS is a symposium, inviting both academics and professionals. There will be two types of participants at the symposium; intelligence professionals and academics, each bringing their respective track of activities. Workshops will be held for professionals in conjunction with the conference. Companies will be exhibiting in the halls.
No poster sessions are available for this conference.

Venue and registration fee
The conference will take place on 11th & 12th June, 2009 at Nacka, Stockholm. The participation fee is 350 Euro and should be sent latest May 10, 2009, through credit card, or a demand draft/ banker’s cheque in favor of Mälardalen University. Contact konferens@mdh.se for questions. Registration fee will include inaugural dinner, lunch and tea for the conference days, and a copy of the conference proceedings. More info at www.atelis.org
Information to authors/Submission Guidelines

General
All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Papers must show a significant relevance to Competitive, Market and/or Business Intelligence. All submission must be made electronically and in PDF format. No other format will be considered.
Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness.
Name and affiliation is only written on the 1 page of the Call for Papers Extended Abstract Template, and only added to the paper for the April 25 submission deadline, after the review. From Page 2 onwards, the submission should appear to be completely anonymous. No identifying features should be attempted either through acknowledgments or obvious self- referencing. Authors are required to anonymise the properties box of any document sent. Do not number the pages of your paper.
Having prepared your submission, please send it to lmasson@escem.fr.

Full Papers
Full papers should use the Call for Papers Extended Abstract Template and the ECIS Conference Paper Style Guide, following the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Max 20 pages.
All accepted papers which are received by the appropriate deadline will be included in Conference Proceedings and published with an ISBN.

Short Papers
Full papers should use the Call for Papers Extended Abstract Template and the ECIS Conference Paper Style Guide, following the American Psychological Association (APA) style, the only exception being that there is a 10 page maximum. This section is to allow for the showcasing of early research in progress. New and/or ongoing work, early findings from measurement studies and demonstrations of newly deployed systems are highly encouraged. All accepted papers which are received by the appropriate deadline will be included in Conference Proceedings.
We are particularly interested to include work from student projects, preferably presented by students, in this category.

Review Process
All submissions will undergo a rigorous blind review process managed by the ECIS 2009 Scientific Committee. Once the paper has been approved all details of the meeting, including registration, symposium timetable and social program are the responsibility of the proposers.
Reviewer and scientific committee feedback will be provided and authors will be expected to address any required revisions before submitting a final version of their paper. Only the final submissions will be included in Conference proceedings.
Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness.
Criterion for evaluation by Reviewers/Scientific Committee
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Relevance: Does the subject matter of the paper fit with the conference theme and consequently, will be of interest to the conference attendees?
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Methodology: Does the paper use sound and appropriate methodology?
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Originality: Does the paper add new findings, insights, or knowledge to the body of literature?
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Research: Does the paper compare and weigh the material against the work of others?
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Conclusions: Are the conclusions sound and well justified?
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Managerial Implications: If relevant, are the managerial relevance and implications of the decision problem demonstrated?
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References: Are the references current, of the right quality and sufficient to demonstrate the author(s) familiarity with appropriate literature?
Presentation Procedure
Full Papers
At least one author for each accepted submission is expected to register and present their paper. Time allocation for each presentation will be 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
Short Papers
At least one author for each accepted submission is expected to register and present their paper. Time allocation for each presentation will be 15 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
Paper Awards

The 5 best papers in each category will receive a best paper award. A special award will also be given to the best paper for which a student is the lead author. Papers of particular merit will be considered for further publication.
Symposium Organizers
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Organizing Committee
Steering Committee Chair:
Sven Hamrefors, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Klaus Solberg Søilen, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Pierre Larrat, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
Workshop Chair:
Hans Hedin, Global Intelligence Alliance, Sweden
Panel’s Chair:
Per Jenster, China Europe International Business School, China
CARLSSON Anders, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
DURINDER Birgitta, Mälardalen University, Sweden
HOPPE Magnus, Mälardalen University, Sweden
MASSON Laurence, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
MICHEL Patricia, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
STARKMAN Ann-Sofi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
TJERNBERG Mona, Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Scientific Committee:
Chair:
Klaus Solberg Søilen, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Vice-chairs:
Sven Hamrefors, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Pierre Larrat, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
BACCARANI Claudio, Université de Verona, Italy
BACIVAROV Ioan, Université Polytechnique de Bucarest, Romania
CALOF Jonathan, Université d’Otawa, Canada
CLERC Philippe, The Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry, France
DOU Henri, Université Aix-Marseille III ESCEM, France
FELÍCIO J. Augusto, ISEG/UTL CEGE/ISEG, Portugal
FLEISCHER Craig S., Odette School of Business, Ontario, Canada
FRANCOIS Ludovic, HEC, France
FRANKELIUS, Per, Örebro University, Sweden
GONCALVES Amilcar, Université Aberta, Portugal
HETZEL Patrick, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France
HUIZINGH Eelko, University of Groningen, Netherland
JENSTER Per, China Europe International Business School, China
MASPONS Ramon, Université Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
MOINET Nicolas, Université de Poitiers, France
MONTANHEIRO Luiz, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
PRESCOTT John E., University of Pittsburgh, USA
RAINER Michaeli, Deutsches Competitive Intelligence Forum, Germany SANTOS José Luis, Université de Málaga, Espagne
SAULQUIN Jean-Yves, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
SIDHOM Sahbi, MCF Université de Nancy2, France
STEVENS Eric, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
TORKKELI Marko, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
VRIENS Dirk, Nijmegen School of Management, Netherland
WRIGHT Sheila, De Montfort University, UK
Important Dates:
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CV, Paper titles and abstracts for Full Papers due: December 15, 2008, 12:00 GMT+1 (firm deadline)
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Full and Short Papers due: January 15, 2009 (firm deadline)
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Notification of acceptance: No later than March 15, 2009
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Final papers due after shepherding: April 25, 2009 (firm deadline)
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Notification to Paper presenters: No later than April 30, 2009
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Deadline for Registration Fee: May 10 2009
Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in April 2009 on the conference Web site: www.atelis.org

Venue

Nacka
Stockholm
Sweden
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