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coopetition

(COOPEration compeTITION) Cooperation between competing companies. In the information field, coopetition means settling on standards and then developing products that compete with each other using those standards.
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1996): Co-opetition, 1st edition, New York: Broadway Business.
For instance, in buyer--supplier--supplier triads across only two tiers, co-opetition is purported to take place as the two suppliers seek to collaborate while competing against each other for the buyer's orders (Choi, 2007).
Additionally, a general overview over the literature referring to the co-opetition approach is given.
This phenomenon, known by management and economics academics as co-opetition, is defined as "competing without having to kill the opposition and co-operating without having to ignore self-interest".
lt;p>While the co-opetition between IBM, Oracle and Teradata may be heating up, Teradata isn't worried that it will result in a falling out among the companies.
This paper however expands the concept of co-opetition by considering the legal position of two or more organisations, with a substantial degree of market power in their individual market, which are not necessarily in competition with each other and where each commercialises some technology that is complementary to the other's technology.
Finally, co-opetition is a common relationship for logistics companies that cooperate horizontally.
But most of the literature, such as the 1998 book Co-opetition (Brandenburger, et al) focuses on complementary efforts--on businesses doing different things that complement each other.
MedUnite, a health care insurance co-opetition venture, is an example of competitors joining forces to accomplish tasks that each planned to do individually.
On the negative side of the co-opetition equation, the competitive spirit is intense.
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