Data Mining the MNC Like Internal Co-Opetition Duality in a University Context
The goal of the paper is to quantify the simultaneous competition and cooperation that takes place in organizations. As the concepts seem to be dichotomous opposites at first, the term internal co-opetition duality is put forth. Parallels are drawn between co-opetitive processes in big MultiNational Corporations (MNCs) and these taking place in universities, also the structural solutions used in both are analyzed. Data mining is used while looking at how specializations inside the university are in competition for "Better" students. The authors look at the profiles that students have and find natural divisions between the specializations, by applying graph theory and modularity algorithms for community detection. The competitive position of the specializations is evident in the average grades of the detected communities.