Reference : Knowledge Sharing in a Coopetition Project Team: An Institutional Logics Perspective
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Business & economic sciences : Strategy & innovation
Knowledge Sharing in a Coopetition Project Team: An Institutional Logics Perspective
D'Armagnac, Sophie []
Geraudel, Mickaël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Salvetat, David []
Strategic Change
John Wiley and Sons
United Kingdom
[en] Knowledge sharing ; coopetition ; aerospace industry
[en] Cooperation between firms is often addressed from the perspective of relationship organizing; however, we know little about people’s working-level engagement in collective action during interfirm projects. Focusing on cooperation between rival firms (coopetition), this paper explores how knowledge can be shared among participants. We conduct a case study of a joint-project team composed of staff from rival firms. Using the principles of grounded theory, we identify four distinct modes of knowledge sharing. By interpreting these modes in terms of temporalities and influential social structures, we develop an understanding of how individual engagement promotes knowledge sharing in an inter-firm coopetitive project. The study reexamines emerging orientations (cooperation and competition) according to institutional logics (market, corporation, and community) and temporalities. It also offers insight into the management of inter-organizational projects that are viewed as temporary organizations.

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