NAPM InfoEdge
December 1996, Vol. 2 No. 4

The Basics of Consortiums Members Only Content

Initiating or joining a consortium is like planning a marriage. To enter into this kind of alliance, the members must be familiar and comfortable with each other, know how to get along, and be committed to the relationship. And because of the necessary sharing of highly proprietary information, the consortium members must trust each other and protect their members' competitive information, even trade secrets, as if they were their own (see box below).

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