R & D Cooperation among Marketplace Competitors

R & D Cooperation among Marketplace Competitors

R & D Cooperation among Marketplace Competitors

R & D Cooperation among Marketplace Competitors

Synopsis

This work examines the management of inter-organizational cooperative ventures that seek to produce knowledge rather than products. Contending that our understanding of the strategic management of collective action needs improvement, Murphy details the general concepts of managing cooperative R&D, including the need to forge a consensus among participants. Three specific ventures--the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, and Sematech--are analyzed for their successes and failures, as well as the lessons that can be learned from them.
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