Overview of Collaborative Entrepreneurship: An Integrated Approach between Business Decisions and Negotiations

Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 419-430

Posted: 16 May 2011

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Domingo Ribeiro

Independent

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

In recent years, the complex, turbulent and changing environment in which firms operate has greatly intensified. A new era of continuous innovation has emerged in which knowledge is the key asset, and whose exploitation determines success for many firms. In this context, it is generally accepted that effective knowledge management depends heavily on a company’s ability to collaborate, both inside (Collective Entrepreneurship) and outside (Collaborative Entrepreneurship) the organization. Collaboration enables a firm to be entrepreneurial and continuously innovative by exploring new markets. Continuous innovation and market exploration are the building blocks of collaboration. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to develop the concept of Collaborative Entrepreneurship, linking the most relevant issues with the concept of Collective Entrepreneurship, from a preliminary integrative approach. From this approach, three elementary dimensions are emphasized: strategy, structure and management philosophy. Strategy refers to the shared common project among collaboration partners; Structure concerns the flexibility of structures and adaptation to environmental changes; and Management Philosophy is about trust. Also, networks within the firm and among firms could form the basis of Collaborative Entrepreneurship in the context of negotiation and decision processes. A brief overview of the content of each of the articles included in this special issue on Collaborative entrepreneurship is presented following this article.

Keywords: Collaborative entrepreneurship, Collective entrepreneurship, Corporate entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurial firms, Entrepreneurial teams, Cooperation

Suggested Citation

Ribeiro, Domingo and Urbano, David, Overview of Collaborative Entrepreneurship: An Integrated Approach between Business Decisions and Negotiations (2009). Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 419-430, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1837302

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