The Relationship between Organizational Structure and Organizational Ambidexterity

A Comparison between Manufacturing and Service Firms

  • Sebastian Kortmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 156-167

About this book


Sustainable competitive advantage is dependent on a firm’s ability to simultaneously balance different activities in a trade-off situation. This capability is referred to as organizational ambidexterity and may comprise various paradoxical activities, such as exploration and exploitation. To enhance the current understanding of organizational ambidexterity and how it can be realized, Sebastian Kortmann provides at least three important contributions. Apart from the development of a theoretical framework for ambidexterity, the study uncovers which structural mechanisms support ambidextrous behavior and the extent to which these relationships are dependent on firm type.

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Kortmann
    • 1
  1. 1.MünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name Gabler Verlag
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-3629-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-3630-1
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