Title

Knowledge development through co-opetition : a case study of a Japanese foreign subsidiary and its local suppliers

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of World Business

Publication Date

10-1-2015

Volume

50

Issue

4

First Page

769

Last Page

780

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

China, Co-opetition, Japanese MNCs, Knowledge creation, Routines, Yin-Yang

Abstract

Based on qualitative interviews with members of a focal firm located in China and five of its local supplier firms, and on non-participant observations of focal firm-supplier transactions, we identify the cooperative and competitive routines that were managed and orchestrated by the focal firm and contributed to local knowledge development through Yin-Yang dynamics. Harnessed together in Yin-Yang dynamics, these two contradictory yet complementary and mutually transformative routines drove and supported core suppliers' active contributions to new knowledge development while challenging them to remain close to the focal firm.

DOI

10.1016/j.jwb.2015.03.003

Print ISSN

10909516

E-ISSN

18785573

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

Hong, J. F. L., & Snell, R. S. (2015). Knowledge development through co-opetition: A case study of a Japanese foreign subsidiary and its local suppliers. Journal of World Business, 50(4), 769-780. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2015.03.003

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