21st EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference

Co-opetition and Open Innovation

When: 29 June – 1 July 2016
Where: University of Montpellier, France

To survive and to create value in today’s hypercompetitive and turbulent international business environment firms have to develop new approaches.

Some of these approaches involve a certain level of co-operation with competitors. Even otherwise fierce competitors such as Samsung and Sony collaborated on a new LCD television standard and for some time the Symbian Foundation had Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola among its members. Today, companies like Airbus, Dassault and Safran Thales use collaboration platforms to foster innovation based on the contributions of the individual partners. Scholars have developed new concepts to describe, analyse and optimize these strategic inter-firm relations.

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