The Ambidextrous Organization

Exploring the New While Exploiting the Now

  • Jens Maier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction — The Case for Ambidextrous Organizations and Ambidextrous Leaders

  3. Challenges

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      Pages 15-24
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    6. Back Matter
      Pages 110-113
  4. Solutions

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      Pages 115-129
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      Pages 246-248
  5. Conclusion

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-276

About this book


How can businesses balance the demands of both exploiting and exploring? Companies and their leaders have to use both hands: on the one hand making next quarter's targets through existing business, whilst simultaneously exploring new opportunities. This is the first book to explain how to use this approach to encourage innovation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St. GallenSwitzerland

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