Supporting Executive Intelligence Activities with Agent-Based Executive Information Systems

Supporting Executive Intelligence Activities with Agent-Based Executive Information Systems

V. Ong (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-243-5.ch005
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Abstract

This chapter examines the theoretical underpinning for supporting executive intelligence activities and reviews conventional studies of executive information systems (EIS) over the last two decades in responding to the current executives’ information processing needs and the current Internet era. The reviews suggest the need for designing advanced EIS that are capable of responding and adapting to executive information. This chapter recognizes the necessity of revitalizing EIS with advances in intelligent technologies and Web-based technologies. Empirical studies were conducted to elucidate executives’ desires and perceptions of the prospect of agent-based technologies for supporting executive intelligence activities in the more integrated and distributed environment of the Internet. Based on the insights gained from empirical studies, this chapter concludes by presenting a three-level agent-based EIS design model that comprises a “usability-adaptability-intelligence” trichotomy for supporting executive intelligence activities.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
R. Kaye
Acknowledgment
Mark Xu
Chapter 1
D. Marchand
Strategic intelligence is about having the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time so that those people are able to... Sample PDF
Leveraging What Your Company Really Knows: A Process View of Strategic Intelligence
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Chapter 2
S. Maguire
The main aim of this chapter is to identify the important role of business intelligence in today’s global business environment and to reveal... Sample PDF
Business Intelligence: Benefits, Applications, and Challenges
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Chapter 3
M. Xu, R. Kaye
This chapter discusses the nature of strategic intelligence and the challenges of systematically scanning and processing strategic information. It... Sample PDF
The Nature of Strategic Intelligence, Current Practice and Solutions
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Chapter 4
P. Trim
The chapter examines how marketing strategists and corporate intelligence officers can work together in order to provide a high level, proactive... Sample PDF
A Strategic Marketing Intelligence Framework Reinforced by Corporate Intelligence
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Chapter 5
V. Ong
This chapter examines the theoretical underpinning for supporting executive intelligence activities and reviews conventional studies of executive... Sample PDF
Supporting Executive Intelligence Activities with Agent-Based Executive Information Systems
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Chapter 6
U. Averweg, J. Roldán
Strategically important information for executive decision-making is often not readily available since it may be scattered in an organization’s... Sample PDF
Managing Executive Information Systems for Strategic Intelligence in South Africa and Spain
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Chapter 7
A. Toit
This chapter explains how to translate an organization’s strategic aims into key intelligence needs (KINs) and how to prioritize and categorize the... Sample PDF
Understanding Key Intelligence Needs (KINs)
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Chapter 8
F. Brouard
This chapter discuss the need for organizations to raise the level of awareness about strategic intelligence. It argues that improvement of... Sample PDF
Awareness and Assessment of Strategic Intelligence: A Diagnostic Tool
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Chapter 9
J. Nicolau
This chapter uses the market value to assess the different factors and actors that influence the firm performance. The market value of a company... Sample PDF
Gaining Strategic Intelligence Through the Firm's Market Value: The Hospitality Industry
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Chapter 10
P. Bednar, C. Welch
Strategic intelligence involves examination of internal and external organizational environments. Of course people inhabited each of these... Sample PDF
Knowledge Creation and Sharing: A Role For Complex Methods of Inquiry and Paraconsistent Logic
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Chapter 11
N. Bessis, T. French, M. Burakova-Lorgnier, W. Huang
This chapter is about conceptualizing the applicability of grid related technologies for supporting intelligence in decision-making. It aims to... Sample PDF
Using Grid for Data Sharing to Support Intelligence in Decision Making
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Chapter 12
D. Li
RFID-enabled business models are proposed in this chapter to innovate supply chain management. The models demonstrated benefits from automatically... Sample PDF
Intelligent Supply Chain Management with Automatic Identification Technology
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Chapter 13
M. Xu, V. Ong, Y. Duan
In the context of increasing usage of intelligent agent and ontology technologies in business, this study explores the ways of adopting these... Sample PDF
An Ontology-Based Intelligent System Model for Semantic Information Processing
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Chapter 14
H. Dou, J. Dou
This chapter introduces the bibliometry treatment techniques as a way to obtain elaborated information for competitive intelligence experts. It... Sample PDF
Bibliometry Technique and Software for Patent Intelligence Mining
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