A multidimensional profile model of ambidexterity and innovation an empirical case study

Julian von Gottberg, Thomas Matheus, Meera Sarma

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine which combination of dimensional features of ambidexterity influences innovation. Furthermore, this study examines the way in which the combination of dimensional features of ambidexterity influences an organisations ability to innovate. We used a single holistic case study design and conducted semi-structured interviews with innovation experts from an outdoor company. We used template analysis to analyse our data. Unlike existing studies that examined ambidexterity in relation to innovation by offering theoretical arguments, simulations and little empirical research, we contribute a multidimensional profile model - comprised of a combination of the different features associated with the dimensions of organisational ambidexterity - to the existing literature. Based on this, we explain how some dimensional features of ambidexterity are identified, and subsequently how their combinations influence an organisations ability to innovate. We also contribute to the literature on profile models of multidimensional constructs. We suggest that future research could longitudinally examine organisational ambidexterity from a multidimensional view through multiple cross-industry cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-277
JournalInternational Journal of Technology, Policy and Management (IJTPM)
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016

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