Exploitation-Exploration Tensions and Organizational Ambidexterity: Managing Paradoxes of Innovation

@article{Andriopoulos2009ExploitationExplorationTA,
  title={Exploitation-Exploration Tensions and Organizational Ambidexterity: Managing Paradoxes of Innovation},
  author={C. Andriopoulos and Marianne W. Lewis},
  journal={Organ. Sci.},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={696-717}
}
Achieving exploitation and exploration enables success, even survival, but raises challenging tensions. Ambidextrous organizations excel at exploiting existing products to enable incremental innovation and at exploring new opportunities to foster more radical innovation, yet related research is limited. Largely conceptual, anecdotal, or single case studies offer architectural or contextual approaches. Architectural ambidexterity proposes dual structures and strategies to differentiate efforts… Expand

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