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Author McDowell, Don, 1939-

Title Strategic intelligence : a handbook for practitioners, managers, and users / Don McDowell.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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Edition Rev. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages) : illustrations.
Series Scarecrow professional intelligence education series ; 5
Scarecrow professional intelligence education ; 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-269).
Contents General concepts -- Using strategic intelligence -- Strategic intelligence : role, definitions, and concepts -- Critical observations -- Overview of the implementation and impact of strategic intelligence -- The case for establishing a national strategic intelligence apparatus -- Issues for clients and managers -- Why managers and executives need strategic analysis : the law enforcement model -- Management models and behavior : impact upon intelligence -- Management and self-management of strategic projects and processes -- Processes and techniques -- Developing concepts : understanding the topic -- Defining the task : prescribing the boundaries of the project -- Strategic project work plans -- Generating hypotheses -- Developing indicators for strategic topics -- Data collection plans for strategic projects -- Collation and evaluation of data -- Deciding on analytical approaches -- Developing strategic reports -- The analyst -- The role, responsibilities, and functions of the analyst.
Summary The revised edition of Strategic Intelligence: A Handbook for Practitioners, Managers, and Users is a primer for analysts involved in conducting strategic intelligence research. Author Don McDowell begins with an overview of what strategic intelligence and analysis is, the functions it performs, and outcomes it delivers. McDowell then outlines a proven methodological approach to planning and implementing a strategic research project useful in any setting whatsoever. Strategic Intelligence explains in detail the steps involved in doing strategic analysis and includes examples, guidelines, and.
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Subject Intelligence service.
Law enforcement.
Business intelligence -- Management.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McDowell, Don, 1939- Strategic intelligence. Rev. ed. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009 9780810861848 0810861844 (DLC) 2008034020 (OCoLC)241304612
ISBN 9780810862852 (electronic bk.)
0810862859 (electronic bk.)
9780810861848 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0810861844 (pbk. ; alk. paper)