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Literature review: the analysis of organizational change, forces of competition and cooperation, the new form of partnership (coopetition)

Abstract

The present literature review is dedicated to the analysis of organizational change, forces of competition and cooperation, the new form of partnership (coopetition), and the dynamic forces manifested in network alliances as a part of the strategic management research. The forces of organizational change and scholarly approaches to viewing and analyzing it are discussed, and definitions of cooperation and competition, as well as their manifestations in inter-firm relationships are identified. The emergent phenomenon of coopetition, which is the presence of inter-competitor cooperation for mutual empowerment and achievement of common goals, is also analyzed. Finally, the dynamics of modern inter-organizational alliances and networks is presented, with the analysis of coopetitive strategies used in them to achieve short-term and long-term objectives and balance the divergent goals of network participants. The literature review ends with formulation of research questions stemming from the identified literature gaps in coopetition research.