Shedding new light on the relationship between contextual ambidexterity and firm performance: an investigation of internal contingencies

D. De Clercq, N. T. Thongpapanl, Dimo Dimov

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Abstract

This research investigates four key factors that influence the relationship between contextual ambidexterity and firm performance: two knowledge exchange elements (i.e., informational justice and task conflict) and two aspects of the internal competitive environment (i.e., resource competition and reward interdependence). These components define a firm's ability to convert its ambidextrous posture into enhanced performance. A sample of Canadian-based firms shows that the contextual ambidexterity-firm performance relationship is amplified at higher levels of informational justice and reward interdependence but suppressed at higher levels of task conflict and resource competition. The authors discuss the study's implications as well as future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages34
JournalTechnovation
Volume33
Issue number4-5
Early online date3 Jan 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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