Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Management, Economics and Social Development (ICMESD 17)

Exploring the Origin, Definition and Measurement of Organizational Ambidexterity

Authors
Hang Wu
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Hang Wu
Available Online May 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icmesd-17.2017.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Organizational ambidexterity, Structural ambidexterity, Behavioural ambidexterity, Realized ambidexterity.
Abstract
Organizational researchers are using ambidexterity, the ability of humans to use both hands with equal skill, as a metaphor for organizations that are equally dexterous at exploitation and exploration. Existing definition of organizational ambidexterity can be divided into three categories: structural ambidexterity, behavioural ambidexterity and realized ambidexterity. Scholars based on the balance view believe that organizational ambidexterity is mainly measured by the absolute value of the difference of competing strategic behavior, while scholars based on the integration view believe that organizational ambidexterity is mainly measured by the product of competing strategic behavior.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Management, Economics and Social Development (ICMESD 17)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
May 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-357-9
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2352-5428
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icmesd-17.2017.1How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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