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Mitigating coopetition tensions: the forgotten formation stage

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posted on 24.02.2022, 12:06 by Kalanit Efrat, Anne SouchonAnne Souchon, Andreas Wald, Paul Hughes, Jinqiu Cai
Coopetition entails tensions inherent to collaboration with competitors. This paper focuses on the coopetition formation stage and its effects on the development of tensions. We performed interviews with executives of coopeting firms, create case studies of organizations that initiate and execute coopetition agreements for other firms, and then study firms engaged in mutual coopetition. While this study confirms previous findings that coopetition formation can be deliberate or emergent, it also reveals that the two approaches differ in strategy development patterns, which influence the type and intensity of tensions, as well as the scope and sustainability of the coopetition. The deliberate approach mainly includes tensions due to lack of trust, knowledge exposure and cultural gaps, and the scope and timeframe of the coopetition are clearly delimited. Previous acquaintance and existing trust correspond to a lower intensity of tensions for the emergent approach, and the scope and timeframe are open for extension.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

European Management Review

Publisher

Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© European Academy of Management

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: SOUCHON, A. ... et al, 2022. Mitigating coopetition tensions: the forgotten formation stage. European Management Review, doi:10.1111/emre.12498, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12498. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.

Acceptance date

06/01/2022

Publication date

2022-02-23

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

1740-4754

eISSN

1740-4762

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Anne Souchon. Deposit date: 6 January 2022

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