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Managing Knowledge Sharing-Protecting Tensions in Coupled Innovation Projects among Several Competitors:

Managing Knowledge Sharing-Protecting Tensions in Coupled Innovation Projects among Several... While collaborating with several competitors on coupled innovation projects requires smooth knowledge sharing to ensure the project’s success, protecting knowledge is also essential due to the prevailing risks of coalition formation, opportunism, and knowledge leakage. Intense tensions between knowledge sharing and protection may arise and must be managed to avoid project failure. This article explores the formal and informal mechanisms used to manage these tensions. The case studied (Galileo) reveals the limited role of informal mechanisms to manage such tensions and shows how a centralized project structure encouraged the formal sharing of knowledge by protecting firms from unwanted knowledge transfers between competitors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png California Management Review SAGE

Managing Knowledge Sharing-Protecting Tensions in Coupled Innovation Projects among Several Competitors:

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California
ISSN
0008-1256
eISSN
2162-8564
DOI
10.1177/0008125619885151
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Abstract

While collaborating with several competitors on coupled innovation projects requires smooth knowledge sharing to ensure the project’s success, protecting knowledge is also essential due to the prevailing risks of coalition formation, opportunism, and knowledge leakage. Intense tensions between knowledge sharing and protection may arise and must be managed to avoid project failure. This article explores the formal and informal mechanisms used to manage these tensions. The case studied (Galileo) reveals the limited role of informal mechanisms to manage such tensions and shows how a centralized project structure encouraged the formal sharing of knowledge by protecting firms from unwanted knowledge transfers between competitors.

Journal

California Management ReviewSAGE

Published: Nov 19, 2019

Keywords: open innovation,coopetition,management,project management,third-party intervention

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