Increasing firm performance through a reassessment of appropriate balance: Impact of TMT composition on ambidexterity configurations

dc.contributor.advisorLengnick-Hall, Cynthia A.
dc.contributor.authorRamachandran, Indu
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLengnick-Hall, Mark L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, Stewart R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSun, Minghe
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-12T19:52:22Z
dc.date.available2024-02-12T19:52:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
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dc.description.abstractMy research considers the impact of the top management team (TMT) in shaping learning outcomes within an organization. I focus on how exploitative and exploratory learning processes need to be balanced within the organization in order to increase innovation, productivity and firm performance. A substantial body of work has examined ways to accomplish this. Since exploration and exploitation require different resources, structures and processes, several approaches have been suggested for balancing exploration and exploitation. I focus on the ambidexterity approach (simultaneous engagement in exploration and exploitation) and suggest that realistically, firms could balance these learning processes using different ambidexterity configurations (symmetrical and asymmetrical). Further, I explain why it is important to study the role of strategic leadership (TMT) in determining various ambidexterity configurations. I also explore several contingency factors (environmental, firm-level) that influence the relation between the different ambidexterity configurations and firm performance.
dc.description.departmentManagement
dc.format.extent184 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5208
dc.languageen
dc.subjectAmbidexterity
dc.subjectExploitation
dc.subjectExploration
dc.subjectManagerial Discretion
dc.subjectTop Management Team
dc.subject.classificationManagement
dc.titleIncreasing firm performance through a reassessment of appropriate balance: Impact of TMT composition on ambidexterity configurations
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.departmentManagement
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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