Unpacking Ambidexterity At The Individual Level
Yu, Gun Jea
Previous research in the ambidexterity literature at the individual level focuses on finding characteristics of ambidextrous individuals. In this dissertation, I extend the current literature by suggesting a new way of conceptualizing ambidexterity using work experience theory and by operationalizing ambidexterity at the individual level using past work experience. I develop hypotheses about the outcomes of ambidextrous individuals that I test using data from the R&D centers of a multidivisional electronics firm. The results indicate that the assignment of both exploration and exploitation to individuals has a positive effect on individual performance.
Ambidexterity; middle manager; R&D management
Besharov, Marya L.
Burton, Mary DianeBurton, Mary DianeBesharov, Marya L.
Diciccio, Thomas J; Khessina, Olga M; Khessina, Olga M; Diciccio, Thomas J
Industrial and Labor Relations
Ph. D., Industrial and Labor Relations
Doctor of Philosophy
dissertation or thesis