Research Seminar, Lesya Dymyd
January 31, 2017 - 12:15
Speaker: Lesya Dymyd (University of Strasbourg)
“How to achieve organizational ambidexterity be fractal and dynamic"
Venue: SKEMA 2 Sophia Antipolis - room 347
Abstract: The ability to combine exploration and exploitation is a critical factor for organizational sustainability and long term survival. For large number of companies, achieving ambidexterity is a desired, but a highly challenging process. Many of them fail to compete for both agendas simultaneously. Our paper supports the idea that the main reason to the difficulties is the multidimensional perspective of exploration and exploitation and the inability of large firms to implement fractal and dynamic ambidexterity. By crossing several levels of analysis, our research shows that ambidexterity can emerge at diverse levels in an organization at the same time. Activities can take different forms and change their composition over time. To achieve the balance and to be sustainably innovative, an organization needs to adopt a fractal and dynamic ambidexterity, which is a solution to set the appropriate proportions of exploration and exploitation simultaneously at multiple organizational levels and be able to re-consider them overtime to meet the change.