3rd Generation Partnership Project: Coopetition in a Developmental Standardisation Setting

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This study examines the interdependence between R&D resources, coopetitive performance and extent of cooperation in development- related standardization settings that involve network effects. Coopetitive performance is measured as the firm’s influence on the change process of standards. Cooperation is measured as the number of firm technology partners in influencing industry technology standards. From a dataset of 152,959 decisions from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) change request database during the period 2004-2013, firm influence on the standardization change process was studied by identifying firm involvement in change request decisions. The study supports the hypothesis that R&D resources are associated with coopetitive performance in innovation-related coopetitive settings with network effects. And, for firms that have a stronger dependence on the output of cooperative industry technology development, R&D resources are associated with fewer partners when trying to influence industry technology standards.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 4
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
ISSN (Print)0065-0668
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561