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Ambidexterity in Inter-Firm Relationships: Governance Structures and Knowledge Processes

Presented at Chicago (United States), 7-11 August 2009
PublisherNew York : Academy of Management
Collection
  • AOM Proceedings; 2009:1
Publication date2009
Abstract

The article presents the results of research on inter-organizational relationships and the balance between exploring and exploiting knowledge, referred to as ambidexterity. An overview of related previous studies is provided, along with details of the research protocol, which involved a major luxury automobile firm. It was found that autonomous corporate governance structures prevailed within vertical relationships with suppliers, whereas horizontal relationships with competitors tended to favor integrated governance.

Keywords
  • Interorganizational relations
  • Corporate governance
  • Knowledge management
  • Interorganizational networks
  • Corporate culture
  • Suppliers
  • Management science
Citation (ISO format)
ZIMMERMANN, Alexander, RAISCH, Sebastian. Ambidexterity in Inter-Firm Relationships: Governance Structures and Knowledge Processes. In: 68th Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings: Green Management Matters. Chicago (United States). New York : Academy of Management, 2009. p. 1–6. (AOM Proceedings) doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44247532
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