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Coopetition

Competition within an organization to the organization's detriment. For example, the attempt by departments in the company to maximize their own budgets may result in an inefficient allocation of resources such that the company cannot be profitable.
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The aim is a deeper comprehension of the scope of co-opetition as a problem of research (Ginevicius and Krivka 2008; Liaudanskiene et al.
Several levels of co-opetition will be required in the effort to create health care decision-support databases.
Co-opetition responds to the rapid pace of change in the electronics industry.
This balancing act between collaboration and competition is coined co-opetition.
More than half of the alliances formed in the last few years have been between competitors, giving rise to the term co-opetition.
Recently, Brandenberg and Nalebuff (1996), based primarily on game theoretic reasoning, have formalized a new analytical framework named co-opetition which features a mindset that combines competition and cooperation.
Co-opetition does not start as a corporate strategy, it is born in the relationship between two people.
Adam Brandenburger coined the term co-opetition to describe the win/win nature of these new business relationships in which elements of both cooperation and competition drive all players to produce ever increased value for their customers, consumers and shareholders.
Co-opetition, Boston, Harvard Business School Press.
Co-opetition is probably best described as a situation where vendors cooperate as much as they compete, and end up confusing themselves as much as their customers about what their real business is aside from making money.
One of the reasons is that the co-opetition status-quo between the major Internet players and tier 1 operators is still more inclined towards service competition which doesn't incentivize them to jointly innovate in saturated markets with high penetration of mobile data and Internet services.