By Tatjana-Xenia Puhan, Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost

Key for winning wisdom administration is a stability among exploration and exploitation. probability arises whilst exploration is overlooked in favour of exploitation due to the fact which may lead to a firm which lacks innovation potential. that allows you to hinder this, an idea has been recommend in contemporary wisdom administration examine known as ambidexterity, this means that the simultaneous and balanced pursuing of either exploration and exploitations activities.

Tatjana-Xenia Puhan follows up in this suggestion by way of concluding that ambidexterity don't need to unavoidably be applied in a single unmarried association yet is additionally realised in a community of linked businesses. The interorganizational ambidexterity relies on co-specialisation: one organization is dedicated completely to exploration whereas linked businesses specialise in their competences in exploitation. moreover, the writer develops the idea that of imagine tanks as enterprises that target radical options whereas their community affiliates take advantage of this newly generated wisdom commercially. opposed to the heritage of the hitherto mostly inconclusive debate, this paintings is an exceptional contribution either to wisdom administration examine and to functional organisational structuring.

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This is especially valid for small or medium-sized companies that struggle with the high resource and skill requirements of today’s exploration but it is also important for large cooperations (cf. 2). Ÿ Extracting explorative activities from the single organization context can efficiently reveal senior management. It may also prevent never ending rivalries for resources between the diametric units. In addition an excessive concentration on exploitation due to shareholders’ pressure on the management is presumably mitigated.

Especially the risk sharing aspect seems to be of decisive importance because it spreads the extremely high risk of exploration over the shoulders of all partnering firms. It is therefore well imaginable that this will encourage the organizations to maintain continuously a relatively high level of exploration. This is especially valid for small or medium-sized companies that struggle with the high resource and skill requirements of today’s exploration but it is also important for large cooperations (cf.

Keeping this in mind facilitates the understanding of the proposed conceptual framework of organizational think tanks as an efficient solution to the exploration vs. exploitation trade-off. Before moving on to the next point of interest that is indicated on the imaginary road map of this work, a brief summary is given. It includes these findings that are presented above and that are of a distinctive importance for the ideas that are developed in this work. Ÿ Balancing exploration and exploitation is essential for organizational survival and success.

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