n Mousaion - Competitive intelligence and Africa's competitiveness : what's happening in South Africa?

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



The case for competitive intelligence (CI) to play a developmental role in Africa is strong, as is evident from the competitiveness rankings released by the World Economic Forum. Currently most African countries are only weakly integrated with the global economy. The research done for this article focused on how CI can enhance Africa's competitiveness. The research identified the importance of CI in South Africa in order to improve the country's competitive position. The findings indicated that although CI had been established in organisations for at least five years, it did not exercise an overall positive effect on South Africa's current competitive situation. However, where there is a systematic CI approach, problem-solving is facilitated.

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