Organizational Ambidexterity: Towards a Multilevel Understanding

28 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2009

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Zeki Simsek

University of Connecticut; University of Connecticut

Abstract

Although interest in the concept of organizational ambidexterity has increased during recent years, this line of inquiry remains unfocused and limited due to a lack of more encompassing conceptual efforts. As a first step, we begin by critically reviewing previous research on the conceptualization, antecedents, and consequences of ambidexterity. We then offer a model that specifies a more encompassing, multilevel explanation of ambidexterity. Finally, we trace research and managerial implications and suggest some potential research avenues.

Suggested Citation

Simsek, Zeki and Simsek, Zeki, Organizational Ambidexterity: Towards a Multilevel Understanding. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 597-624, June 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00828.x

Zeki Simsek (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269-1041
United States

University of Connecticut ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269-1063
United States

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