The individual side of ambidexterity : Do individuals ’ perceptions match actual behaviors in reconciling the exploration and exploitation trade-off ?

@inproceedings{Bonesso2015TheIS,
  title={The individual side of ambidexterity : Do individuals ’ perceptions match actual behaviors in reconciling the exploration and exploitation trade-off ?},
  author={Sara Bonesso and Fabrizio Gerli and Annachiara Scapolan},
  year={2015}
}
The paper addresses the issue of the exploration–exploitation dilemma, adopting a micro level of analysis. Unlike the extensive literature on ambidexterity that investigates the organizational solutions that allow firms to pursue the balance between the two kinds of learning orientation, this research draws attention to the as yet barely analyzed individual dimension of ambidexterity. Specifically, in investigating personal ambidexterity we point to the relevance of individuals’ perceptions on… CONTINUE READING