Nesting Ambidexterity Strategies in High-security Contexts

Jacobo Ramirez, Claudia Vélez-Zapata, Sergio Madero

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On the basis of an explorative qualitative study in Colombia and Mexico over a three-year period, we propose a process model of nesting ambidexterity strategies in high-security risk context. Our model suggest that this process unfolds through three junctions: interaction, collaboration, and adaptation. The model recognizes line managers (LMs) as key players in designing and implementing organizational and human resource management (HRM) ambidexterity strategies in multinational corporations (MNCs). Our novel findings indicate that armed conflicts forced organizations, HR departments and LMs to strategically exploit security measures to protect firm assets while implementing innovative explorative strategies to improve employee work conditions, survive in unsafe environments and remain internationally competitive. We advanced our knowledge of ambidexterity theory in the Western context by providing novel perspectives and a robust framework for examining employment relationships.
TitelAcademy of Management Proceedings 2019
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider1
Udgivelses stedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, USA
Varighed: 9 aug. 201913 aug. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 79


KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings


Ramirez, J., Vélez-Zapata, C., & Madero, S. (2019). Nesting Ambidexterity Strategies in High-security Contexts. I G. Atinc (red.), Academy of Management Proceedings 2019 Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management. Academy of Management Proceedings