competitive

English translation: see wikipedia definition

13:12 Jul 13, 2016
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Management
English term or phrase: competitive
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François, for example, worked in sales for a multinational pharmaceutical firm. Although he found his job exciting, it was not so different from his previous job in another company, and he looked forward to a promotion as business unit director in sales and marketing management. Because there were no such positions available in his company, François crafted for himself three small projects that increased both his leadership skills and his reputation with his bosses. First, he organized a business meeting for peers in France, where he was based, and in Belgium. As a result, he gained the attention of the area vice president. Next, he created and led a ***competitive*** intelligence group for the French affiliate, increasing his visibility at the European level. His work on these two projects raised his profile. Finally, the European medical director named him to a cross-functional group tasked with creating a handbook on how to identify and manage key opinion leaders. His country, France, became a pilot site, and François ran the project.

What exactly does "competitive" mean in this context? That an intelligence group he created was good enough to compete with similar groups in other companies or that there was already an intelligence group in the French company where he worked and he simply created the second group in the same company?

Thank you.
Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 18:46
Selected answer:see wikipedia definition
Explanation:
Please see the wikipedia definition, which I believe applies in this case

Competitive intelligence is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors, and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers making strategic decisions for an organization.
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George Rabel
Local time: 11:46
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see wikipedia definition


Explanation:
Please see the wikipedia definition, which I believe applies in this case

Competitive intelligence is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors, and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers making strategic decisions for an organization.

George Rabel
Local time: 11:46
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you, George.

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agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
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agree  philgoddard
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agree  Daryo: yes you have to look at the whole term: 'competitive intelligence'
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agree  acetran
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