Julian Birkinshaw (London Business School) and Cristina Gibson (UC Irvine) state that the technological downturn, political turmoil and economic uncertainty of the last five years have reaffirmed to managers the importance of adaptability – the ability to move quickly towards new opportunities, to adjust to volatile markets, and to avoid complacency.
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Cristina B. Gibson and Julian Birkinshaw empirically investigate predictors and consequences of organisational ambidexterity, defined as the capacity to simultaneously achieve alignment and adaptability.
The purpose of this study by Cristina B. Gibson and Julian Birkinshaw is to empirically investigate the predictors and consequences of organisational ambidexterity, defined as the capacity to achieve alignment and adaptability at the same time.