Technology-based coopetition and intellectual property management: The case of post-divestiture coopetition
Book chapter, 2018

This chapter introduces intellectual property (IP) management in technology-based coopetition. It includes a general description of the role for IP management in competition and collaboration, as well as a framework for classifying IP relevant to coopetition. Based on this framework, IP agreements are shaped to combine the logics of competition and collaboration in coopetition. A key point is that knowledge, technology, and IP can be protected to enable controlled sharing through licensing in coopetition. The chapter also introduces the concept of post-divestiture coopetition, in which IP management is critical, and exemplifies it with two cases from the automotive industry.


Marcus Holgersson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

The Routledge companion to coopetition strategies

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Mechanical Engineering


Economics and Business

Business Administration

Law (excluding Law and Society)

Vehicle Engineering

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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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