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Entrepreneuriat coopétitif : comment intégrer la concurrence dans un contexte coopératif ? Une enquête auprès des éleveurs de rennes sames

Abstract : Almost all research about co-opetition examines the emergence of co-operation in a competitive environment. Can competition emerge from a co-operative context ? While there is growing literature about indigenous entrepreneurship, this article focuses on competitive relationships among Sami people – the indigenous nation of northern Norway, Sweden and Finland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. Reindeer herding, an activity traditionally done as a family, holds strong social value. Our ethnographic study reveals that maximisation of profits is not a sufficient explanatory variable to explain traditional reindeer herding. With limited economic returns from herding, many Sami herders rely on secondary occupations for supplementary income. To manage the resulting co-opetitive relationships, entrepreneurs compartmentalise co-operative relationships based on cultural and territorial issues, and competitive relationships based on economic considerations. Implications in terms of co-opetition and entrepreneurship are drawn.
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Léo-Paul Dana, Gilles Guieu. Entrepreneuriat coopétitif : comment intégrer la concurrence dans un contexte coopératif ? Une enquête auprès des éleveurs de rennes sames. Revue Internationale PME, Editions Management et Société (EMS), 2014, 27 (3-4), ⟨10.7202/1028045ar⟩. ⟨halshs-01413760⟩

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