The interplay of collaboration and competition: State-of-the-art research and future directions
I will present the following paper and discuss the state-of-the-art research in the emerging field—the interplay of collaboration and competition, as well as its future directions.
The title of the paper: Attacking your partners: Strategic alliances and competition between partners in product markets (forthcoming at SMJ).
This study contributes to the literature on strategic alliances by examining the impact of collaboration on competition between partners in product markets. We integrate the alliance learning and social network perspectives to examine how different combinations of exploratory and exploitative alliances between a firm and its partner influence the firm’ s competition against its partner in product markets. Using a longitudinal dataset collected in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry (1984– 2003), we find an inverted U-shaped relationship between relative exploration (i.e., the proportion of exploratory alliances in the collaborative portfolio between a firm and its partner) and the firm’ s competition against its partner. This relationship is negatively moderated by firms’ relational and structural embeddedness, but positively moderated by their positional embeddedness.
Victor Cui is an associate Professor at Asper School of Business in University of Manitoba in Canada. He got his PHD from University of British Columbia in Canada. His main research areas include Strategy, Innovation, International Business, and Big Data Analytics. He has many papers published at top-tier journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Business & Society.