Competitive Intelligence Systems in SMEs of Bangladesh: A Sensemaking Approach

Tarikul Islam, Mohammad Masihur Rahman, Mohammad Idris Ali

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SMEs in Bangladesh are playing a pivotal role in its economic development.Competitive intelligence in Bangladesh is at an infancy stage as SMEs do notfollow any formal structure and often use the system on adhoc basis ratherthan a regular practice. This research reports an interesting finding thatinstead of management’s attitude, lack of adequate insight about the systemalong with cost inhibits Competitive Intelligence System (CIS) implementation. In addition, policy support from the government, skilled manpower, awareness level, and management’s vision, firm’s infrastructure and resource base (tangible and intangible), along with managerial & technical efficiency act as the impediments in CIS implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180
Number of pages213
JournalJournal of Business and Economics
Issue number02
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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