The effective ambidextrous organization

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dc.contributor.author Juul Andersen, Torben en_US
dc.contributor.author Bernhard Nielsen, Bo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815133 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7424
dc.description.abstract There is general consensus that coordination and integration are needed to achieve efficient outcomes while distributed decision power and autonomous actions are essential to develop innovative responses. These dual requirements for operational optimization and ongoing business innovation capture the essence of organizational ambidexterity as the means to sustain performance over time when environmental conditions change. This paper incorporates strategic management and organization theoretical rationales in a model that combines elements of integration and experimentation in the strategy making process and thereby extends the evolving literature on the ambidextrous organization. The performance relationships of the ambidextrous integrative strategy making model are investigated on the basis of a cross-sectional sample of 185 business entities operating in different manufacturing industries. Results of structural equation analyses indicate that superior performance in the ambidextrous organizations is associated with efficiencies derived from adherence to centralized strategic planning and effectiveness generated by decentralized innovative behavior through participation and autonomous actions. The study enhances our understanding of ambidexterity as the result of combined strategy making processes that balance the needs for economic efficiency and organizational adaptability. Key words: Ambidexterity, Dispersed decision-making, Innovation, Participatory decision-making, Strategic planning en_US
dc.format.extent 38 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-12 en_US
dc.title The effective ambidextrous organization en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07nov23 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815133 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A model of integrative strategy making processes en_US


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