From Cooperation to Coopetition and Business Ecosystems

From Cooperation to Coopetition and Business Ecosystems

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6513-2.ch005
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This chapter is devoted to an analysis of cooperative relationships, networks, and coopetition. The different types of agreements and the main theoretical approaches of cooperation are presented. The chapter explores the evolution of cooperation within inter-organizational networks and the emergence of other networks such as business ecosystems. The concept of coopetition, defined as the ability of the organization to compete and to cooperate simultaneously with other firms in particular within business ecosystems, is discussed. The chapter introduces a different perspective of coopetition linked with the notions of strategic alliances and business ecosystems.
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From Cooperation To Strategic Alliances

The motivations of alliances, the different forms and structures of cooperative agreements in the continuum of organizational forms, their evolution in stable and dynamic contexts and the determinants of their success/failure have been analyzed in several academic journals. The main ideas are summarised in this part.

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