Special Issue Theme:
Forging Partnerships in the Knowledge Ecosystem to serve Competitive Intelligence
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2015
The intelligence-producing knowledge ecosystem is an active, dynamic environment that values quality, efficiency and effectiveness while promoting a culture of organisational learning; it is also an open system that is shaped by exogenous forces. Internal leadership decisions guide the growth of the knowledge ecosystem as it adapts according to external forces. These leadership decisions are based on the collective knowledge within the ecosystem regarding its ability to compete in the current and future business environment.
Knowledge ecosystems foster interactions between entities within complex adaptive systems, which improve decision-making and innovation through networks of collaboration. An example of such a complex adaptive system is the competitive environment within which contemporary enterprises operate. Within this context, a multidisciplinary approach should be applied when identifying actionable intelligence from the abundance of available information used to support efficient decision making. By refining inputs, throughput and outputs, knowledge ecosystems cultivate open exchange relationships that in turn sustain interlinked knowledge resources, databases, experts, and artificial knowledge agents, which collectively provide the multidisciplinary view that is required for resourceful decision making.
The editors of this special edition invite contributions focused on how knowledge ecosystems can best serve the competitive intelligence (CI) community in gathering intelligence for actionable insights. Contributions should showcase recent trends and research that clarifies the requirements and demands from the CI community, or that reflects contributions that knowledge ecosystems are making towards fostering effective CI results.
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