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Striving for Contextual Ambidexterity: A Case Study Researching How an Organisation Can Manage the Tensions Brought About by the Strive to Simultaneously Exploit and Explore

Danson, Alex LU and Kierulf, Carl Axel LU (2016) ENTN39 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title: Striving for Contextual Ambidexterity: A Case Study Researching How an Organisation Can Manage the Tensions Brought About by the Strive to Simultaneously Exploit and Explore

Date of the seminar: 18.05.2016

Course: ENTN39 Master´s Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship and degree project (Master´s thesis 15 ECTS)

Author: Alexander Danson and Carl Axel Kierulf

Supervisor: Joakim Winborg

Keywords: Organisational Ambidexterity; Contextual Ambidexterity; Tensions; Exploration; Exploitation

Research question-/s:
1. What are the most significant tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual ambidexterity?
2. How are the tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual... (More)
Title: Striving for Contextual Ambidexterity: A Case Study Researching How an Organisation Can Manage the Tensions Brought About by the Strive to Simultaneously Exploit and Explore

Date of the seminar: 18.05.2016

Course: ENTN39 Master´s Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship and degree project (Master´s thesis 15 ECTS)

Author: Alexander Danson and Carl Axel Kierulf

Supervisor: Joakim Winborg

Keywords: Organisational Ambidexterity; Contextual Ambidexterity; Tensions; Exploration; Exploitation

Research question-/s:
1. What are the most significant tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual ambidexterity?
2. How are the tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual ambidexterity related to one another?


Methodology: The approach taken was a single case study at a fast growing bank in Sweden. The research design was qualitative, primarily inductive and interpretative and the main data collection method was semi-structured interviews.

Theoretical perspectives: This research paper focuses on the concept of contextual ambidexterity. By researching the most significant tensions, which come about as a result of pursuing exploration and exploitation activities within a single business unit, the authors hope to develop the theoretical understanding of the concept.

Conclusions: The authors conclude that the tensions between the long and short term vision, predictability and uncertainty and efficiency and flexibility are the most significant for the contextually ambidextrous organisation. Furthermore, the authors found evidence of relationships between these tensions, among others, which are illustrated in a model. The research confirms the complexity of implementing contextual ambidexterity, whilst identifying areas where organisations should focus their efforts. (Less)
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Danson, Alex LU and Kierulf, Carl Axel LU
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Organisational Ambidexterity, Contextual Ambidexterity, Tensions, Exploration, Exploitation
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  abstract     = {Title: Striving for Contextual Ambidexterity: A Case Study Researching How an Organisation Can Manage the Tensions Brought About by the Strive to Simultaneously Exploit and Explore

Date of the seminar: 18.05.2016

Course: ENTN39 Master´s Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship and degree project (Master´s thesis 15 ECTS)

Author: Alexander Danson and Carl Axel Kierulf

Supervisor: Joakim Winborg

Keywords: Organisational Ambidexterity; Contextual Ambidexterity; Tensions; Exploration; Exploitation

Research question-/s: 
1.	What are the most significant tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual ambidexterity?
2.	How are the tensions brought about by a company’s pursuit of contextual ambidexterity related to one another?


Methodology: The approach taken was a single case study at a fast growing bank in Sweden. The research design was qualitative, primarily inductive and interpretative and the main data collection method was semi-structured interviews. 

Theoretical perspectives: This research paper focuses on the concept of contextual ambidexterity. By researching the most significant tensions, which come about as a result of pursuing exploration and exploitation activities within a single business unit, the authors hope to develop the theoretical understanding of the concept. 

Conclusions: The authors conclude that the tensions between the long and short term vision, predictability and uncertainty and efficiency and flexibility are the most significant for the contextually ambidextrous organisation. Furthermore, the authors found evidence of relationships between these tensions, among others, which are illustrated in a model. The research confirms the complexity of implementing contextual ambidexterity, whilst identifying areas where organisations should focus their efforts.},
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  title        = {Striving for Contextual Ambidexterity: A Case Study Researching How an Organisation Can Manage the Tensions Brought About by the Strive to Simultaneously Exploit and Explore},
  year         = {2016},
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