Title

Impact of coopetition in the alliance portfolio and coopetition experience on firm innovation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-30-2014

Abstract

This paper examines two interrelated questions: to what extent does coopetition in a firm's alliance portfolio impact the firm's innovation performance? And to what extent does a firm's coopetition experience influence the relationship between coopetition in the alliance portfolio and innovation performance? Conceptually, we advance the concepts of balanced coopetition in a firm's alliance portfolio and coopetition experience and suggest that both balanced coopetition and coopetition experience contribute to firm's innovation outcomes. Results based on a longitudinal data of firms from the semiconductor industry show that moderate to high levels of balanced-strong coopetition in a firm's alliance portfolio positively impact the firm's coopetition-based innovation performance. Further, coopetition experience contributes to innovation performance and positively moderates the relationship between balanced-strong coopetition and innovation performance.

Publisher's Statement

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. Publisher's version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2014.913016

Publication Title

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management