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Micro-Foundations of Organizational Design and Sustainability: The Mediating Role of Learning Ambidexterity

Al-Atwi, Amer Ali, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Khan, Zaheer (2019) Micro-Foundations of Organizational Design and Sustainability: The Mediating Role of Learning Ambidexterity. International Business Review, . Article Number 101656. ISSN 0969-5931. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101656) (KAR id:79295)

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Abstract

This paper builds on prior scholarly works by examining the relationship between organizing paradox (formalization and decentralization), and organizational levels of learning paradoxes, i.e. exploration and exploitation, and firms’ outcomes (organizational creativity, organizational resilience and organizational energy). Using data from 98 executives and 325 senior employees working across a diverse range of firms operating in the Middle East, the findings suggest that organizing paradox (formalization and decentralization) has a positive impact on learning ambidexterity. In addition, we also found that learning ambidexterity has a positive impact on both organizational resilience and organizational energy. Furthermore, the results indicate that learning ambidexterity mediates the relationship between organizing paradox and organizational creativity. These findings provide important insights into the micro-foundation aspects of organizational ambidexterity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101656
Uncontrolled keywords: Organizational design; paradox; exploration; exploitation; ambidexterity; microfoundations; emerging markets; Middle East
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2019 10:55 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79295 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
Khan, Zaheer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5538-3123
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