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SMEs’ attitude towards SI programmes: evidence from Belgium
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This paper presents the findings of an empirical study of Strategic Intelligence (SI) in

Belgian (Walloon) small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The main objective of the

research was to take stock of the attitude towards SI initiatives directed at small

businesses. More precisely, the research aimed to establish whether or not some

threats to such programmes, identified by previous studies, needed to be taken into

account in the Walloon approach. These threats mainly lay in the cognitive, affective

and behavioural dimensions of SMEs’ attitudes, used as a framework for analysis.