Dr. Mosad Zineldin a Professor of Strategic Management and Marketing. He is a Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, School of Business- Sweden. Major: business Administration. He is also engaged in a considerable number of research and consulting activities. He has participated in different international conferences as a presenter and a keynote speaker. I'm organizer and chairman of different international conferences. I wrote and published several books and numerous articles in many different international journals.   I have held many visiting appointments in several countries. “Co-opetition , as in the title of their article, describes a business situation in which independent parties co-operate with one another and co-ordinate their activities, thereby collaborating to achieve mutual goals, but at the same time compete with each other as well as their other firms. The basic philosophy underlying co-opetitive business relationship is that all industrials management activities should aim for the system, including competitors (Zineldin, 1998, 2000). Co-opetition can deliver synergy if carefully planned, managed and controlled, and preconditions for achieving this outcome are examined.


Because coopetition is a combination of competition and cooperation, we have to be clear about these two concepts. In the literature, competition is considered in two different perspectives: as a property of market structure whose form is determined by market forces (Porter, 1980; Scherer & Ross, 1990) or as a result of actions and reactions posed by firms competing in the same business (Abell, 1980; Baum & Korn, 1996). Differently than the first perspective, the second one highlights the relational nature of competition and the behaviour of single firms that are both
essential to the existence of coopetition.
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