Comparing Innovators Engaged in Ambidexterity:Case of Two Multinational Giants
OB & HR International Management Institute Kolkata Kolkata,IndiaIndustrial and Management Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur,India
摘要：This paper outlines the critical differences between two ambidextrous innovators on the basis of two case studies. Two multinational giants C A and C B are studied, where C A uses the processes of exploitation and exploration within the same unit while C B performs ambidexterity in specific and separate departments. Strategic decision making processes, strategic flexibility, integration, incentive system and leadership styles are studied. The results show that both the companies are very high in rationality and interactive control systems and participative leadership; non-monetary incentives are given more importance than monetary incentives in both. The study also reveals that C A is highly interactive in nature while C B is low in interaction, C B is bolder than C A w.r.t. decision making; strategic flexibility and integration are higher in C A than in C B . Lastly, the result shows that C A is more people oriented while C B is more task oriented in nature.
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