Use Co-opetition to Build New Lines of Revenue

Harvard Business Review

The way forward is co-opetition, in which entities in the same industries act with what everyone recognizes as partial congruence of interests. Nalebuff have written in their book Co-Opetition , businesses that form co-opetitions become more competitive by cooperating. There [are] lots of co-opetitions.”. Examples of high-profile failed business collaborations are everywhere.

Joint Ventures Reduce the Risk of Major Capital Investments

Harvard Business

For instance, the cost of building and equipping a leading-edge semiconductor fab has climbed to $7 billion, as the technology required to make more advanced chips is getting more complex. This is especially relevant when overall demand is declining and chronic overcapacity looms but continual investment in new technology remains important and capacity investment is lumpy. Evaluate the technological, commercial, and regulatory risks of not investing in times of slack demand.

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Why Your Company Should Partner with Rivals

Harvard Business Review

His company is quite respected in the sustainability community both for its progressive social equity policies and for green technology that limits the environmental impacts of his company's manufacturing activities. So I asked: Do you foresee a time when you'd willingly provide access to your leading green technology to your competitors? Second, the company could decide to charge its competition for access to its proprietary green technology, leading to a new revenue stream.

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Harvard Business Review

And along with this increased transparency, you’re held accountable for areas you know less about: new technologies, new markets, new cultures and geographies representing new stakeholders. Technology alone offers several sources of discomfort. As connectivity-enabling technology and virtual workplaces change how people interact, leaders must engage employees across cultures and business roles through new mediums.

Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models

Harvard Business Review

Ask anyone in technology. Instead of using traditional tools to compete in an environment of clear customers, suppliers, partners, and competitors, we find ourselves in an era of “ Co-opetition.” Sometime soon, the world around us will be smart. Everything from mugs to mailboxes will be context-aware. Our email inboxes will guide us to the highest priority action items.