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Intelligence as a discipline, not just a practice
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. (Industriell förnyelse)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6823-4925
2015 (English)In: Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, ISSN 2001-015X, Vol. 5, no 3, 47-54 p., 137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is a call for a new research agenda for the topic of intelligence studies as a scientific discipline counterbalancing the present domination of research in the art of intelligence or intelligence as a practice. I argue that there is a need to move away from a narrow perspective on practice to pursue a broader understanding of intelligence as an organizational discipline with all of its complexities where the subject is seen more critical and is allowed to reflect on itself as a topic. This path will help intelligence academics connect to theoretical developments gained elsewhere and move forward, towards establishing more of an intelligence science. The article is a critic of what the author sees as a constructionist line of thinking. Instead the author presents a theory of intelligence as learning how to “muddle through” influenced more by organizational theory. The author also argues for an independent scientific journal in Intelligence [article was originally presented in 2009, before the appearance of JISIB].

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2015. Vol. 5, no 3, 47-54 p., 137
Keyword [en]
Ideal informative flow, Ideal organizational thinking, Intelligence science, Intelligence scholars, Intelligence academics, Organized intelligence
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Other Social Sciences
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Industrial Economics and Organisations
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30999ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84957045919OAI: diva2:903375
Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-15 Last updated: 2016-03-16Bibliographically approved

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