MARYLINK Research program focus innovation performance in coopetition contexts.
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Mehdi ELMOUKHLISS, Ph.D.
Mehdi’s research about coopetition platforms includes:
Crowdsourcing collective intelligence through coopetition.
MIT Collective Intelligence conference, New York Stern University.
Elmoukhliss, M., Renard, D., Zhao, Z., Balagué, C.
What affects creative performance in idea co-creation: competitive, cooperative or coopetitive climate?
International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(4).
Zhao, Z., Renard D., Elmoukhliss, M., & Balagué, C.
From competition to coopetition: the new forms of idea crowdsourcing.
French Management Review, 267(43).
Elmoukhliss, M., Renard D., Zhao, Z., & Balagué, C.
A trust-based multi-agent approach to evaluate idea crowdsourcing platforms’ performance.
French Multi-Agent Systems Conference (JFSMA), Caen University.
Louati, A., Balagué, C., & Elmoukhliss, M.
Coopetition innovation contests: design and effects on user behaviors.
Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society conference (ICTO). ISC Paris.
Zhao, Z., Elmoukhliss, M., Renard, D., & Balagué, C.
Coopetition is everywhere
20 years of research show that coopetition situations are very common (Bengtsson et al., 2016).
Coopetition is linked with innovation
Innovation management implies dealing with coopetition (Park et al., 2014).
Coopetition is paradoxical
Collaborating with a competitor is not easy (Raza-Ullah et al., 2014). MARYLINK helps you manage this paradox.
Coopetition between organizations
An innovation ecosystem makes competitors collaborate to straighten the strategic position of its stakeholders, in a context of competition between ecosystems.
Coopetition between ideas
Innovators share competing ideas, yet they have to collaborate to make real breakthroughs.
Coopetition between individuals
Innovation crowdsourcing leads explicitely or implicitely to coopetition between users for status: who is the most innovative? The most supportive? Competition for status must be balanced with collaboration for projects.
Coopetition as an innovation driver
Competitors share the same problems. That's why they are the best potential collaborators.
Innovation is a resource intensive activity. It requires tons of knowledge, and often massive financial investment. For a company, managing the risk of failure alone is not always the smartest option. Coopetition can help.
But research is still lacking.
MARYLINK's Research Program aims at finding the right platform design to manage a constructive coopetition between innovation partners.
Blockchain as part of the solution
Blockchain is a powerful technology well suited for coopetition management. It helps reduce intellectual property tensions and increase trust: “Blockchain provides a trustworthy environment, without requiring trust in any single entity. In contrast, in the traditional model participants who do not trust each other need to agree on a third party which is trusted by all. Blockchain can replace this trusted third party. This is of particular interest in cases of coopetition.”
Weber et al. (2016)