A Systematic Literature Review to Understand Cross-organizational Relationship Management and Collaboration

Bruna Diirr, Claudia Cappelli: An increasingly dynamic, unpredictable and challenging environment leads organizations to cross their own borders and establish partnerships to other organizations for remaining competitive. This cross-organizational relationship allows participating organizations to share resources with each other and collaborate to better handle an identified opportunity for joint work. However, besides having a mutual … Read more

The Antecedents, Consequences, and Mediating Role of Organizational Ambidexterity

Cristina B. Gibson, Julian Birkinshaw: We investigated contextual organizational ambidexterity, defined as the capacity to simultaneously achieve alignment and adaptability at a business-unit level. Building on the leadership and organization context literatures, we argue that a context characterized by a combination of stretch, discipline, support, and trust facilitates contextual ambidexterity. Further, ambidexterity mediates the relationship … Read more

Organizational Ambidexterity in Action: How Managers Explore and Exploit

Charles A. O’Reilly, Michael L. Tushman: Dynamic capabilities have been proposed as a useful way to understand how organizations are able to adapt to changes in technology and markets. Organizational ambidexterity, the ability of senior managers to seize opportunities through the orchestration and integration of existing assets to overcome inertia and path dependence, is a … Read more

The Ambidextrous Organization

Charles A. O’Reilly, Michael L. Tushman: Corporate executives must constantly look backward, attending to the products and processes of the past, while also gazing forward, preparing for the innovations that will define the future. This mental balancing act is one of the toughest of all managerial challenges – it requires executives to explore new opportunities … Read more