Knowledge Networking and Coopetition: The Role of Shared Technology in Promoting Goal Convergence
2018 Western Academy of Management Conference
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The present research explores the role of information technology (IT) in networking and knowledge sharing in multi-organization coopetition. Based on organizational social capital and network theories, we posit that IT not only enhance knowledge returns from coopetitive activity but also promote network homophily in such a way that prioritizes complementary convergent strategic goals, because IT can facilitate the accumulation of social capital in the network that leads to the promotion of shared values and collective outcomes. Our findings, based on a large-scale primary survey of a non-profit coopetitive association, affirm our hypotheses and suggest that the role of effective IT extends beyond purely facilitating knowledge exchange and may play a vital role in the ongoing strategic development of firms pursuing collaborative options.
Randolph, R. V.,
Knowledge Networking and Coopetition: The Role of Shared Technology in Promoting Goal Convergence.
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