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Ambidexterity involves strategies for effectively managing the inherent tensions between short-term stability and long-term investments, a challenge known as the exploitation-exploration paradox. Despite the acknowledged importance of learning in the context of ambidexterity, there is a limited understanding of how various forms of organizational learning are employed over time in projects focused on either exploitation or exploration. This gap in knowledge is significant because the timing and sources of knowledge acquisition that support innovation can significantly impact the success of an ambidextrous approach. In essence, ambidexterity not only requires balancing the conflicting demands of exploitation and exploration but also necessitates the integration of both internal and external knowledge sources.
Seidle, Russell J., "Sequences of Learning Types for Organizational Ambidexterity" (2023). Practical Insight Series. 3.
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