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Business Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US

Jan P. Herring (Vice‐president of business intelligence and strategy at The Futures Group, Inc., an international research and management consulting firm in Glastonbury, Connecticut)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Business intelligence (BI) activities have increased significantly in the US over the past five years—but mainly at the practitioner's level. For various reasons, senior managers in US companies have not adopted intelligence as a strategic management discipline. As a direct result, the use and effectiveness of BI operations in US firms remain questionable. Until senior executives become more interested and involved in the use of BI, the competitiveness of US companies will be limited by their inability to understand and outthink global competitors.


Herring, J.P. (1992), "Business Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 44-49.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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