Received: 2020-09-18  |  Accepted: 2021-01-22  |  Published: 2021-03-30

Title

Business counterintelligence as a protection strategy for SMEs


Abstract

The objective of this research was to analyze the processes of business counterintelligence as a strategy to shield the SMEs from competitive intelligence services. It was framed in the convergence of research approaches given in 2 phases: quantitative phase (Likert type questionnaire applied to 385 Colombian businessmen), qualitative phase (semi-structured interview to 4 police officers with more than 25 years of experience in police counter-intelligence) and the conclusions are formulated taking into account the convergence of approaches by dimension/category. The significant findings allude to the existence of a perception on the part of the entrepreneurs about the counterintelligence systems implemented in the SMEs they manage. However, experts on the subject agree on the lack of knowledge of risk factors regarding information vulnerability and the lack of strategies to shield SMEs from competitive intelligence services.


Keywords

business counterintelligence, business intelligence services, counterintelligence strategie, SMEs


JEL classifications

E30 , E32


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/785


DOI


Pages

340-352


Funding

This research was supported by the project, which has received funding from research and innovation programme of the Centro Internacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (CIID) Montería, Colombia.

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Authors

González-Díaz, Romel Ramón
Centro Internacional de investigación y Desarrollo, Montería, Colombia https://ciid.com.co
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Acevedo-Duque, Ángel Eduardo
Autonomous University of Chile, Providencia, Chile https://www.uautonoma.cl
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Guanilo-Gómez, Santos Lucio
Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University, Tacna, Peru http://www.unjbg.edu.pe
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Cachicatari Vargas, Elena
Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University, Tacna, Peru http://www.unjbg.edu.pe
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

3


Issue date

March 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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