[Lecture, Jun 19] Dynamic co-opetition: frontier research and future directions
time: 2018-06-14

Title: Dynamic co-opetition: frontier research and future directions

Speaker: Prof. CUI Hong, University of Manitoba Asper School of Business

Time: 9:00 am, June 19, 2018

Venue: Room 105, Building 12, Wushan Campus

Introduction to the Speaker:

Dr. Cui Hong is a tenured professor in business strategy and PhD/Post-Doc supervisor at Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, Canada. His research has been published in top-tier journals in strategic management, international trading, innovation and business ethics, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and Journal of Business Ethics. He is currently serving on the editorial board of JIBS.


This study contributes to the literature on strategic alliances by examining the impact of collaboration on competition between partners in product markets. We integrate the alliance learning and social network perspectives to examine how different combinations of exploratory and exploitative alliances between a firm and its partner influence the firm’s competition against its partner in product markets. Using a longitudinal dataset collected in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry (1984– 2003), we find an inverted U-shaped relationship between relative exploration (i.e., the proportion of exploratory alliances in the collaborative portfolio between a firm and its partner) and the firm’s competition against its partner. This relationship is negatively moderated by firms’ relational and structural embeddedness, but positively moderated by their positional embeddedness.