Cooperative innovation through a talent management pool: A qualitative study on coopetition in healthcare

Judith van den Broek, J.P.P.E.F. Boselie, J. Paauwe

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Abstract

In recent years, the Dutch healthcare sector has been confronted with increased competition. Not only are financial resources scarce, Dutch hospitals also need to compete with other hospitals in the same geographic area to attract and retain talented employees due to considerable labour shortages. However, four hospitals operating in the same region are cooperating to cope with these shortages by developing a joint Talent Management Pool. ‘Coopetiton’ is a concept used for simultaneous cooperation and competition. In this paper, a case study is performed in order to enhance our understanding of coopetition. Among other things, the findings suggest that perceptions of organizational actors on competition differ and might hinder cooperative innovation with competitors, while perceived shared problems and resource constraints stimulate coopetition. We reflect on the current coopetition literature in light of the research findings, which have implications for future research on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • ADOPTION
  • CO-OPETITION
  • COMPETITION
  • Competition
  • Coopetition
  • ENGAGEMENT
  • HOSPITALS
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Innovation
  • NETWORKS
  • ORGANIZATIONS
  • PERFORMANCE
  • SECTOR
  • STRATEGY
  • Talent management

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