Although there is broad agreement that ambidexterity somehow relates to the simultaneous pursuit of exploratory and exploitative activities, there exists a lack of conceptual clarity regarding the extent to which ambidexterity concerns matching the magnitude (BD) of exploration and exploitation on a relative basis, or concerns the combined magnitude (CD) of both activities. This fragmentation has inspired different operationalization of the construct and limited its usefulness both for scholar and practitioners since interpretations, comparisons and analysis between cross studies or researches become more difficult. The paper proposes and tests an alternative measure of ambidexterity, which attempts to simultaneously and explicitly include in an overall index both the combined (CD) and the balanced dimension (BD).

How to Measure the Et-Et (Continuous Innovation) Construct. Comparative Analysis of Measures and New Measurement Proposal

ALOINI, DAVIDE;MARTINI, ANTONELLA;
2012-01-01

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Although there is broad agreement that ambidexterity somehow relates to the simultaneous pursuit of exploratory and exploitative activities, there exists a lack of conceptual clarity regarding the extent to which ambidexterity concerns matching the magnitude (BD) of exploration and exploitation on a relative basis, or concerns the combined magnitude (CD) of both activities. This fragmentation has inspired different operationalization of the construct and limited its usefulness both for scholar and practitioners since interpretations, comparisons and analysis between cross studies or researches become more difficult. The paper proposes and tests an alternative measure of ambidexterity, which attempts to simultaneously and explicitly include in an overall index both the combined (CD) and the balanced dimension (BD).
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