Theoretical perspectives of coopetition

Review and integration

Authored by: Tadhg Ryan Charleton , Devi R. Gnyawali , Robert J. Galavan

The Routledge Companion to Coopetition Strategies

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138736894
eBook ISBN: 9781315185644
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Coopetition is a phenomenon of substantial interest to academics and practitioners. Researchers have adopted many theoretical perspectives to examine coopetition but clarity and depth regarding their core underpinnings are lacking. In addition, while the phenomenon’s nuances require explanations that incorporate multiple perspectives, limited efforts are undertaken to provide an integrative analysis. This paper addresses these issues by reviewing coopetition insights through five important theories and by illustrating how an integrative approach can generate a more systematic understanding of coopetition. Our paper offers a holistic overview of current explanations and sets a path for integrating multiple perspectives in future research.

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