Management Division - Research Seminar Series

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Dr Dipo Awojide, Management Division, Nottingham Business School

Management Division - Research Seminar Series: How Middle Managers draw on Cultural Resources to rationalise their Behaviours during the Orchestration of Ambidexterity.

  • From: Wednesday 14 December 2016, 1.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 14 December 2016, 2.30 pm
  • Location: N38, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Dr Dipo Awojide, Management Division, Nottingham Business School

How Middle Managers draw on Cultural Resources to rationalise their Behaviours during the Orchestration of Ambidexterity.

Abstract

This study is motivated by the growing influence in organisational research on the perspective of culture as a toolkit of resources from which individuals and collectives can draw on to develop strategies of action. It is established that ambidextrous organisations succeed both in incremental and discontinuous innovation. However, there remains a scarcity of study on how managers orchestrate ambidexterity. In this paper, we extend the ambidexterity research by investigating the specific micro-mechanisms which are required for managers to manage ambidextrous strategies in organisations. Our analysis of 55 interviews and participant observation for 6 months on two engineering projects indicate that most of the middle managers demonstrated ambidextrous behaviours and enabled these behaviours through cultural resources. We conclude by suggesting that these resources may be vital for the realisation of improved competitiveness in organisations.

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Room/Building:

N38, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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