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The benefits and drawbacks of coopetition on the performance of SMEs

LI, Jiahong (2015) The benefits and drawbacks of coopetition on the performance of SMEs.

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Abstract:Coopetition is defined as the simultaneously pursuit of cooperation and competition, and in fast-changing business environment coopetitive interactions in supply management are being found common. Therefore coopetitive interactions draw the attention of many researchers. However, there is still not a research yet that addresses the impact of coopetitive interactions especially for the innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Thus this paper is dedicated to investigate the impact of coopetitive interactions on the performance of the innovative SMEs. And by the method of literature review, which means reviewing other relevant academic papers, a framework is presented here, in order to show the benefits as well as drawbacks of the coopetitive interactions on SMEs based on the previous studies. Generally, in this paper the benefits and drawbacks found are concerned about the new product development, the present value, competitive advantage and customer perception and relationship. Moreover, in literature review and discussion part, more detailed aspects of those categorizations of benefits and drawbacks will be studied. Finally, the relationships between tensions and the negative impact of coopetitive interactions will be explained, and thus few strategies regarding how to mitigate those negative impacts will be discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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