Literature Review and Theoretical Propositions

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


The following “Literature Review and Theoretical Propositions” presents the theoretical foundations of this thesis that underpin the relevance of the subject. Section 2.1 explains the different streams in current literature in the domain of innovation and how they relate to this thesis. Section 2.2 also revisits the theoretical stream of organizational ambidexterity with a view to the objects of this thesis. Both of these sections also cover the status quo of academic literature regarding the subject at hand. The last section (Sect. 2.3) embeds the theoretical propositions of the research, which derived mainly from innovation and organizational ambidexterity literature. However, other related theoretical streams, such as organizational design, project management, leadership, and several others are also feeding into the eventual propositions.


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  • Jan Kraner
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  1. 1.Lucerne University of Applied SciencesLucerneSwitzerland

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