Better the Devil You Know: Inter-Organizational Information Technology and Network Social Capital in Coopetition Networks
Information and Management
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By enabling more efficient information and knowledge sharing and reinforcing the shared goals for participating members, inter-organizational information technology (IT) becomes instrumental to both accomplishing coopetitive outcomes and avoiding the pitfalls of partner opportunism. We posit that as network social capital is accumulated in technology-enabled coopetition networks, collaboration will enhance the strategic value of outcomes and positively affect goal convergence among network users. Our findings illustrate that the role of technology in coopetition extends beyond facilitating knowledge exchange and may play a vital role in the strategic development of firms pursuing coopetitive options.
Coopetition; Inter-organizational IT; Knowledge networking; Network social Capital
Management Information Systems
Randolph, R. V.,
Silvernail, K. D.
Better the Devil You Know: Inter-Organizational Information Technology and Network Social Capital in Coopetition Networks.
Information and Management, 57(6),