Knowledge Management under Coopetition

Knowledge Management under Coopetition

Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-931-1.ch077


This article deals with Knowledge Management under Coopetition and, in this context, illustrates the concept of Coopetitive Learning and Knowledge Exchange Networks (CoLKENs). It investigates the setting for inter-organizational knowledge management initiatives focusing on issues related to cooperation-competition-dilemmas and intentional/unintentional knowledge transfer.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Coopetition: Simultaneous existence and relevance of cooperation and competition.

Knowledge Agents: Individuals or organizations storing, retrieving, transferring, and applying / exploiting knowledge resources.

Knowledge Networks: Formally set up mechanisms, structures, and behavioral patterns that connect knowledge agents who were not previously connected because of functional, hierarchical, or legal boundaries between organizations.

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