Literature overview on the field of co-opetition

    Harald D. Stein Affiliation


Co-opetition is a perspective on business relationships which highlights the ambivalence of competition and cooperation. Game theory is regarded as the mathematical tool for solving co-opetition related problems. The major step for introducing “co-opetition” into public discussion and economic research has been made by Brandenburger and Nalebuff in 1996. However they target a non-professional readership. A multitude of publications has followed, where the authors mostly focus on specific aspects of the problem and investigate particular industries. This paper gives a comprehensive literature overview on the field of co-opetition.

Keyword : co-opetition, game theory, Nalebuff and Brandenburger’s book “Co-opetition”, overview and analysis of the literature on the field of co-opetition

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Stein, H. D. (2010). Literature overview on the field of co-opetition. Business: Theory and Practice, 11(3), 256-265.
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Sep 6, 2010
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