Learning to Innovate

How Does Ambidextrous Learning Matter to Radical and Incremental Innovation Capabilities?

Maggie Mei, Keld Laursen, Kwaku Atuahene-Gima

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    The notion that ambidextrous learning will improve firm performance and survival has become prominent in the organizational learning literature. Arguing that innovation capabilities are central to the ambidexterity hypothesis, we investigate how the two dimensions of ambidextrous learning (synergy and balance) affect firms? incremental and radical innovation capabilities. Based on organizational learning theory and the dominant logic literature, we develop the theoretical arguments that the synergy of ambidexterity drives incremental innovation capability and the balance dimension of ambidexterity influences radical innovation capability. We conjecture that also there is an interaction effect between synergy and balance on both radical and incremental innovation capabilities. We base our empirical analysis on a survey of a wide range of high-tech firms in China. We find broad support for our theoretical arguments.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdatojun. 2013
    Antal sider35
    StatusUdgivet - jun. 2013
    BegivenhedThe 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship: Competitiveness and Dynamics of Organizations, Technologies, Systems and Geography - ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spanien
    Varighed: 17 jun. 201319 jun. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 35
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    KonferenceThe 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    Nummer35
    LokationESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University
    LandSpanien
    ByBarcelona
    Periode17/06/201319/06/2013
    AndetThe DRUID Society Conference 2013
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    Mei, M., Laursen, K., & Atuahene-Gima, K. (2013). Learning to Innovate: How Does Ambidextrous Learning Matter to Radical and Incremental Innovation Capabilities?. Afhandling præsenteret på The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Barcelona, Spanien.
    Mei, Maggie ; Laursen, Keld ; Atuahene-Gima, Kwaku. / Learning to Innovate : How Does Ambidextrous Learning Matter to Radical and Incremental Innovation Capabilities?. Afhandling præsenteret på The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Barcelona, Spanien.35 s.
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    2013. Afhandling præsenteret på The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Barcelona, Spanien.

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    Mei M, Laursen K, Atuahene-Gima K. Learning to Innovate: How Does Ambidextrous Learning Matter to Radical and Incremental Innovation Capabilities?. 2013. Afhandling præsenteret på The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Barcelona, Spanien.