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Factors that influence ethical and legal practice of competitive intelligence in the property sector a conceptual model


Tshilidzi Eric Nenzhelele
Senior Lecturer, Department of Operations Management, University of South Africa, South Africa
. (23 DEC 2016).


doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/ppm.14(4-1).2016.11

Abstract
In spite of ethical concerns surrounding the practice of competitive intelligence (CI), firms in the property sector practise CI ethically and legally. No research has been conducted to establish the factors that influence firms in the property sector to practice CI ethically and legally. This research aimed to explore the literature to establish factors that may influence property practitioner firms to practise CI legally and ethically. The research was qualitative in nature and used content analysis to analyze the collected data. The research established eight factors that may influence property practitioner firms to practise CI ethically and legally.

Keywords: competitive intelligence, competitive intelligence ethics, competitive intelligence code of ethics, competitive advantage, decision making, property sector, real estate
JEL Classification: M54.