Competitive Intelligence initiatives

Universita di Corsica - University of Corsica - Ecole Doctorale - Doctorate School - Session III - Competitive Intelligence - Intelligence Economique

mai 9th, 2016 Posted in Europe, France | Comments Off

 univ di corsica

The 21 and 22 of April 2016  was done in Corte,  the third session of the doctorate school formation dedicated to Competitive Intelligence. This third session is the closing of the 2015 - 2016 formation developed by the University of Corsica doctorate school. This session was open to doctorates, postdocs and institutionnals. The audience show a great interest and many questions were asked by the participants. At the end of this third session, Professor Henri Dou thanks all the organisers and mainly Professor Jean Costa Director of the Doctorate School, the CTC (Communauté Territoriale Corse). and the ADEC, DRIRE and other representatives.

Alain Juillet Alain Juillet presented various aspects of Competitive Intelligence, and insisted on the security aspects necessary in CI. Physical security inc ludinf buildings, industrials sites, etc., management of employes and visitors and automated recognition  systems, security of the immaterial enterprise assets, management of rumors, ONG and pressure groups , information system security, data management and  accreditation management..All these points were illustrated by different real examples which induced many quaestions from the assistance. AJDoc1,  AJDoc2


clerc corte Philippe Clerc presented the Spehres of Influence according the point of view of Richard D’Aveni and insisted on the fact that in  Competitive Intelligence we must, permanently, use new concepts and vision to develop new strategies. He also undelined the fact that Competitive Intelligence started in France about 10 years ago and that it is now mature. This means that we must go beyond the basics and use it to increse the French influence. He also pin pointed the new role of the Chambers of Commerce, not only in France but also in French Speaking countries. PCDoc1PCDoc2PCDoc3.

dou Henri Dou, indicated how in a region it is necessary to link together all the focres which can participate to the development. To create such an incentive it is necessary to improve the PPP (Private Public Partnership) and to do this, the right information is the key, with in the same time the mapping of regional competencies and industrial activities. In this context RSR (Responsabilité Sociale de la Recherhce, Social Research Responsibility) is an important factor. Most regions have research centers which must participate to the development and then increases the regional competitiveness. Exemples are given from various situations and countries. HDDoc1HDDoc2HDDoc3

kister Jacky Kister  indicated how in  a research laboratory (METICA laboratory, Aix-Marseille University) an extensive and coordinated use of information is important. A research subject must be evaluated prior to laboratory development and the context in which this subject will be developed is important, not only to make a useful and transferable research but also to seek for industrial partnerships. These partnetships are necessary to provide the necessary funding for the laboratory but also for the students engaged in a doctorate. Various examples dealing with petroleum products, natural products and their transformation (ageing) in time are presented. The method may also be extended to developing countries and an example dealing with Moringa illustrated this point of view. JKDoc1JKDoc2JKDoc3

Références et Notions Clés d’Intelligence Economique - D2IE - Publication coordonnée par Claude Revel

avril 28th, 2016 Posted in Africa, Europe, France | Comments Off

Fruit d’une large concertation avec la communauté d’experts publics, privés et académiques de l’intelligence économique, ces références et notions-clés d’intelligence économique prennent acte des changements intervenus depuis le Référentiel de formation en intelligence économique de 2006 et le Référentiel intelligence économique et nouveaux risques du 21ème siècle de 2011. Accès au document.

L’Industrie française en danger - VEILLEmag, dossier coordonné par Eric Dénécé

avril 28th, 2016 Posted in Africa, Europe, France | Comments Off

 Veille Mag industrie francaise danger

In  a world where the complexity increases all the time as well as a commercial “war” between  Nations, the special issue published by Veille Magazine, underlines in a critical way the landscape of this battle field. The role of the French state and the consequencies  for the French industries are analyzed and many facets related to this economic competition are described. Certainly this special issue of Veillemag will be useful for those interested in Competitive Intelligence and its whereabouts.  (this article is published in CIWORLDWIDE with the courtesy of Veille Magazine Veillemag). 

Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. European Commission

avril 28th, 2016 Posted in Africa, Europe, France | Comments Off

 UE logo research

The free access to scientific publications is an important problem since the price to access to scientific papers is suffciently large to be a barrier in developing countries and even to laboratories and research centers with limited funding.  If various efforts are done (DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals for instance), this subject is a hot topic since it is closely related to the scientific edition world and to the implicit lnk which do exist between editors, commercial databases and system of research evaluation.  In a recent document (version 2.1 February 2016) the European Community issued some guidelines related to this topic.  The two versions of the document English and French  will provide the necessary information to the users.

Expertise in Education and Training. L’expertise en éducation et formation sur financement européens et internationaux

mars 30th, 2016 Posted in Europe, France | Comments Off

expertise logo  This is the 9th of March 2016 that a meeting  dealing with the expertise in education and training , a major issue for the university, was held in the “Villa Méditerranée” in Marseille. During the meeting various speakers presented their point of view about the national importance to develop expert groups in Europe and in the world. The thematics Education and Training are important for the university. But unfortunately many academics do not consider these areas as critical. Even if Cyril Bouyeure (President of the IDEFIE) was optimistic concernaning these particular points, the point of view of Nicolas Tenzer: “Pourquoi et comment nous nous marginalisons sur la scène internationale” remains in our point of view particularly relevant.

The meeting was open by the Yvon Berland President of the Aix-Marseille University, Jacques Ginestié Director of ESPE, Jean-Luc Fauguet in charge of the international relations at ESPE and Cyril Bouyeure President of IDEFIE. They all underlined the importance of the expertise within the framework of the Agenda 2030 of the European Community. Even if the Academics have the necessary knowledge and backgroud their interest for the international expertise remains low, (in our opinion) partialy due to the criterium adopted for the development of their carreer.  But in a competitive environment, expertise in Education and Training are an important part of the French International influence and this is the reason why most of the speakers pin pointed the necessity for the university to be engaged in this area.

The minutes of the meeting is available here as well as a general background and the Erasmus presentation



Intégration Régionale et Prospective des Territoires - Comparaisons Internationales - Regional Integration and Territorial Prospective - International Comparisons

mars 17th, 2016 Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe, France, Indian Ocean, Middle East, North Africa, North America, South America | Comments Off

 Dakhla livre 2013

This book from Philippe Clerc, Driss Guerraoui and Xavier Richet is now available from l’Harmattan edition (France). It contains all the contributions, discussions, conclusions and partnerships which occured during the 2013 Dakhla meeting done under the framework of the Open University of Dakhla.  

The contibutions of 27 authors deal with the mondialization and the new actors, the new forms of crisis regulation and examples of regional integrations. Among the various presentations we may note the contributions of Philippe Clerc : La francophonie dans la mondialisation, une puissance normative - of Gilda Massari Comment mettre en place une prospective à long terme dans un objectif de développement, le cas du Brésil - of Henri Dou Les brevets chinois deviennent incontournables comme source d’innovation - of Xavier Richet Développement régional et réseaux intra-firmes dans l’Union Européenne - Dynamiques et hiérarchies - of Amath Soummaré L’intégration régionale en Afrique de l’Ouest et prospective de la zone CEDEAO, L’exemple du Sénégal - of Driss Guerraoui Le rôle futur des Provinces du Sud du Maroc dans la nouvelle dynamique des intégrations régionales en Afrique.

The conference of the key note speaker, Alain Juillet is also available in full text..

A large place is also devoted to the synthesis and conclsions as well as the Dakhla Declaration and the  various MOUs of partnerships signed with various institutions during the meeting.

Formation Intelligence Competitive (Intelligence Economique) - Ecole Doctorale Université de Corse - 11 et 12 Février 2016

février 14th, 2016 Posted in Europe, France, North Africa | Comments Off

IE DiplomatieCe sont les 11 et 12 Février 2016 qu’à eu lieu la deuxième session de la formation en Intelligence Compétitive réalisée pour les étudiants de l’Ecole Doctorale de l’Université de Corse à Corte. Cette formation ouverte à une assistance extérieure a permis de nouer un dialogue constructif entre les intervenants, les personnalités extérieures et les étudiants. A la fin de la session un remerciement unanime a été adressé à Monsieur le Professeur Jean Costa, Directeur de l’Ecole Doctorale pour son engagement dans la réalisation de cette formation.

Les intervenants étaient: Alain Juillet,Philippe ClercHenri Dou.

Accès aux documents - Présentations et textes fournis par le Professeur Henri Dou

Enjeux socio-économiques de la valorisation   Acceder aux informations   

 Influence et “soft power”     L’économie circulaire   Information brevet - Culture Scientifique   Automatic Patent Analysis APA    Travaux récents en APA  

Accès aux documents fournis par M. Philippe Clerc IE et entreprise  - Nouveaux champs de l’IE  - IE Diplomatie

Robert Guillaumot nous a quitté.

février 9th, 2016 Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe, France, Indian Ocean, Middle East, North Africa, North America, South America | Comments Off

Robert Guillaumot nous a quitté.

Avec la disparition de Robert Guillaumot nous perdons celui qui fut le premier à ramener en France le concept de Competitive Intelligence découvert durant ses voyages aux États Unis. D’une discrétion qui tranchait avec la médiatisation ambiante il s’est imposé durant toutes ces années comme une référence pour les spécialistes tandis  qu’il restait inconnu du grand public. Ami de tous ceux qui ont fait connaître l’intelligence économique en France et des grands noms l’ayant développée à l’étranger, il aura toute sa vie consacre son énergie à la promouvoir avec l’aide de ses proches. Père de l’Académie  d’intelligence économique qui regroupe tous les passionnés de ce sujet, créateur de la Chouette de cristal récompensant chaque année  le meilleur ouvrage dans ce domaine, organisateur des JIE qui sont un lieu d’échanges entre les experts les universitaires et les chefs d’entreprise, rédacteur de La Chouette qui diffuse des informations utiles en IE venues du monde entier, c’était un homme de combat servi par une volonté sans faille et une ténacité hors du commun. Convaincu de l’importance de la prospective il avait avec Marc Ulmann et Bernard Esambert crée le Club des veilleurs qui a été une des citadelles avancées de la recherche et de la veille stratégique. Chez tous ceux qui ont eu le plaisir et l’honneur de travailler avec lui, sa disparition crée un grand vide. Pour ma part je regrette l’ami et le visionnaire, ce vieux monsieur qui ne faisait pas son âge et s’excusait d’être malade ou d’annuler un rendez-vous, ainsi que le  chef d’entreprise qui avait détecté avant les autres la révolution digitale à venir et bien sûr  celui qui nous amenait régulièrement à nous remettre en cause pour ne pas nous contenter du présent et construire l’avenir. 

Alain Juillet


Président de l’Académie d’intelligence économique 

Important changement dans la structuration de l’Intelligence Economique en France. Significant change in the structure of the Economic Intelligence in France

février 2nd, 2016 Posted in Africa, Europe, France, North Africa | Comments Off

Le gouvernement a acté, lors du Conseil des ministres du 27 janvier, la refonte du pilotage administratif de l’intelligence économique. La tutelle de Matignon est transférée à Bercy, avec un rattachement au ministre de l’Économie et à la direction générale des entreprises.


The government has officially recorded at the Council of Ministers of 27 January, the redesign of the administrative control of economic intelligence. Guardianship Matignon is transferred at Bercy, with a connection to the Minister of Economy and the Enterprise Directorate General.

Information is available in the following document..


Note Philippe Clerc, Henri Dou. Ce décret ne signifie pas la fin  de l’Intelligence Economique, mais au contraire un redéploiement vers les technologies stratégiques, avec en plus un focus sur l’information à caractère stratégique.  En outre les fonctions liés au développement territorial sont conservées  (rôle accentué des Préfets). On assiste aussi à un recentrage de ces activités vers les entreprises qui devront se doter des moyens nécessaires à une mise en œuvre plus opérationnelle de l’Intelligence économique. 


Note from Philippe Clerc and Henri Dou.  This decree does not mean the end of Economic Intelligence, but rather a redeployment to strategic technologies, plus a focus on strategic  information. In addition to the functions related to territorial development are retained (accentuated role of prefects). There has also been a focus to the role of  companies that must build the capacity necessary to create actionable knowledge form  strategic information  and Competitive Intelligence.



Skema Business School, Paris La Defense - Thursday December 10th 7PM - Conference of Professor Henri Dou - Competitive Intelligence and Foreign Markets - Influence and Soft Power - L’Intelligence Economique et les marchés extérieurs - Influence

décembre 9th, 2015 Posted in Europe, France | Comments Off

skema photo  It was  Thursday December 10th that Professor Henri Dou gave a Conference on Competitive Intelligence and Foreign Markets - Influence and Soft Power. In France  the  ”Intelligence Economique” is the object of many definitions, presentations, books, controverses, referentials, …  The result is often a fuzzy image which pin points details and forget the essential. The two presentations will explained why it is necessary to go back to  basic and to use Competitive Intelligence “agressively” to compete on the foreign markets. But if the role of Companies is important it remains that Competitive Intelligence in France is born from a State Administration initiative. This explains the difference between Anglo-Saxon and French visions. In  a period of fierce competition, the use of Competitive Intelligence to build up a “French Influence” is a key point, and this influence must be used to comfort the French entreprises position on Foreign Markets.

Both presentations are available here:  for the first one Competitive Intelligence and Foreign Markets and for the second Influence and Soft Power.