SMEs, co-opetition and knowledge sharing: the role of information systems
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) SMEs, co-opetition and knowledge sharing: the role of information systems. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 12 (1). pp. 3-17. ISSN 0960-085XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000439
Co-opetition, simultaneous cooperation and competition, is a recent phenomenon. Co-opetition entails sharing knowledge that may be a key source of competitive advantage, Yet, the knowledge gained by cooperation may also be used for competition. However, there is little investigation of how this problem may be modelled and, hence, managed. A game-theoretic framework for analysing interorganisational knowledge sharing under co-opetition and guidelines for the management of explicit knowledge predicated on coordination and control theory has been proposed, but remains untested. This research empirically investigates these issues in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs provide an interesting setting as they are knowledge generators, but are poor at knowledge exploitation. The paper uses data from U.K. SMEs to investigate co-opetition, management of knowledge sharing and the role of IS.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|Publisher:||PALGRAVE PUBLISHERS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-17|
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