Given the clear interest in coopetition and the intellectual ferment it has generated, one might suppose there is at a common understanding of coopetition is developing. In fact, a shared intelligible conceptualization of coopetition is not currently available. We explore two research questions. First, what meanings of coopetition have been affirmed in the managerial studies literature so far? That is, how is coopetition constructed and defined in the papers that have been written so far? Second, to what extent is the coopetition construct being reified in this process and to what extent is it being allowed to remain open for further construction and interpretation? Through a bibliographic coupling analysis, we discover the theoretical roots and orientations of studies that have focused on coopetition and based on these foundations, suggest likely directions for future developments.

Coopetition as an Emergent Construct: Identifying a Reification Process through a Bibliometric Analysis

MINA', ANNA;
2011

Abstract

Given the clear interest in coopetition and the intellectual ferment it has generated, one might suppose there is at a common understanding of coopetition is developing. In fact, a shared intelligible conceptualization of coopetition is not currently available. We explore two research questions. First, what meanings of coopetition have been affirmed in the managerial studies literature so far? That is, how is coopetition constructed and defined in the papers that have been written so far? Second, to what extent is the coopetition construct being reified in this process and to what extent is it being allowed to remain open for further construction and interpretation? Through a bibliographic coupling analysis, we discover the theoretical roots and orientations of studies that have focused on coopetition and based on these foundations, suggest likely directions for future developments.
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