Clarke‐Hill, Colin M and Li, Huaning and Davies, Barry J (2003) The paradox of co‐operation and competition in strategic alliances: towards a multi‐paradigm approach. Management Research News, 26 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0140-9174Full text not available from this repository.
Co-operation and competition characterise the inter-firm relationships in strategic alliances. This article proposes a paradox approach to studying co-operation and competition. It explains the paradox perspective and provides an analytic framework for the paradox of co-operation and competition. In the light of the paradoxical nature, it advocates a multi-paradigm approach to co-operative and competitive strategies, which combines strategic positioning, the resource-based view and game theory. The article suggests that the multi-paradigms can not only encompass the contradictions of the paradox from the different perspectives, but also emulate the individual ones and provide a holistic picture. The multi-paradigm approach therefore establishes a better methodology basis than fragmented orthodox theories in exploring the contradictory, interactive and dynamic nature.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||paradox, co-operation, competition, strategic alliances, multiparadigm|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > Business School > Marketing and Retail|
|Research Priority Areas:||Applied Business Research|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2016 13:29|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2016 13:33|