Innovation in High Reliability Ambidextrous Organizations

Analytical Solutions Toward Increasing Innovative Activity

  • Jan┬áKraner

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jan Kraner
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jan Kraner
    Pages 55-75
  4. Jan Kraner
    Pages 77-149
  5. Jan Kraner
    Pages 151-176
  6. Jan Kraner
    Pages 177-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-222

About this book


Companies need to invest in innovation in order to ensure their long-term survival. This book focuses on how and why key players support or obstruct the implementation of a technological innovation in ambidextrous organizations, and how the interaction between players involved in daily business and innovation affects implementation of innovation in 'high reliability organizations'.

This book argues that an organization has to create new innovations or adopt innovations to constantly deliver attractive products on the one hand, while also adjusting and improving current products and processes on the other. In turn, it addresses a specific problem: What if a company operates in an innovation-averse and procedural environment and culture? Drawing on case studies, focus group studies and a unique analytical framework, it then provides ways for companies to overcome this situation.


Determinants of Innovation Explorative and Exploitative Innovation Focus Group Method Forms, Types, and Magnitude of Innovation High-Reliability Organizations Key Players of Innovation Organizational Ambidexterity Organizational Resistance to Innovation Organizational Transformation Model Single European Sky ATM Research Programme

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan┬áKraner
    • 1
  1. 1.Lucerne University of Applied SciencesLucerneSwitzerland

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