Linked by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:03 UTC
Editorial I hear often that when something new appears that "competition is good". The primary reasons competition is seen as good, are: it drives down prices; it gives consumers more choice; it pushes technology forward, quicker. Competition is not good because: competition is why consumers have to choose between HD-DVD and BluRay; competition is why DRM exists; and more. In this article, each of the supposed benefits of competition will be looked at in more detail.
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CO-OPETITION vs competition
by pg--az on Thu 30th Aug 2007 19:04 UTC
pg--az
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2006-03-15

Just typing the hyphenated word
CO-OPETITION
into the Amazon search box gets you to Brandenburger and Nalebuff's book by that name. It has been years since I read this, the latest Amazon review confirms that although there may be academically-better-books now like the recommended "Porter", CO-OPETITION wins because of the case-histories, I LOVE case-histories.
The diagram of the "value net" is particularly concise.
While it's true that there's nothing subtle about simple Monopoly, the world is not quite that far gone just yet, these principles can be of some help. Anyway the title immediately came to mind, just from the play on the word "competition", still seems clever !

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