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Figure 2: Risks of an overemphasis on either exploitation or exploration. ..................................................................... 9 Figure 3: General research framework. ......................................................................................................................... 22 Figure 4: Plista, team factor. Code Overview. ................................................................................................................ 49 Figure 5: Plista, team composition. Code Overview. ..................................................................................................... 49 Figure 6: Booklet, team factor. Code Overview. ............................................................................................................ 54 Figure 7: Reason for high ambidextrous leadership in rapidly-growing start-ups. ........................................................ 67
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VII LIST OF TABLES Table 1: Mechanistic versus organic structure. Source: Burns & Stalker, 1961: 96 ff. .................................................. 10 Table 2: Characteristics ofeExploitation and exploration. Source: O'Reilly & Tushman, 2004. ..................................... 11 Table 3: Organizational ambidexterity - ambidextrous leadership cohesion. ............................................................... 12 Table 4: Explorative aspects. Kollmann et al., 2009. ...................................................................................................... 13 Table 5: Exploitative aspects. Kollmann et al., 2009. ..................................................................................................... 15 Table 6: Case overview ................................................................................................................................................... 26 Table 7: Pilot Leader. Code overview. ............................................................................................................................ 29 Table 8: Mobile, leader competences. Code overview. ................................................................................................. 32 Table 9: Mobile, leader behaviors. Code overview. ....................................................................................................... 33 Table 10: Mobile, leader behaviors: comparison case and literature. ........................................................................... 33 Table 11: Mobile, giving feedback and guidance. .......................................................................................................... 34 Table 12: Content, company culture. Code overview. ................................................................................................... 36 Table 13: Types of organizational ambidexterity at Content. ........................................................................................ 37 Table 14: Content, leader competences. Code overview. ............................................................................................. 37 Table 15: Content, leader behaviors. Code overview. ................................................................................................... 38 Table 16: Content, feedback. Code overview. ............................................................................................................... 39 Table 17: Content, leader behaviors CFO. Code overview. ............................................................................................ 39 Table 18: Smart, leader self and external view. Code overview. ................................................................................... 41 Table 19: Smart, leader competences. Code overview. ................................................................................................. 43 Table 20: Smart, leader behaviors. Code overview. ...................................................................................................... 43 Table 21: Smart, impulse for idea generation. Code overview. ..................................................................................... 44 Table 22: Plista, leader characteristics. Code overview. ................................................................................................ 46 Table 23: Plista, leader competences. Code overview. .................................................................................................. 47 Table 24: Plista, leader behaviors. Code overview. ....................................................................................................... 48 Table 25: Booklet, leader competences. ........................................................................................................................ 52 Table 26: Booklet, leader behaviors. Code overview. .................................................................................................... 53 Table 27: Cross-case overview. ...................................................................................................................................... 55
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VIII Table 28: List of behaviors encouraging exploitation. ................................................................................................... 56 Table 29: Most highlighted behaviors encouraging exploitation. .................................................................................. 59 Table 30: List of behaviors encouraging exploration. .................................................................................................... 62 Table 31: Most highlighted behaviors encouraging exploration. .................................................................................. 64 Table 32: Behaviors encouraging exploitation and exploration, cases - literature comparison. ................................... 65 Table 33: Cognitive complexity, leader comparison. + = strength, - = not visible, o = medium .................................... 66 Table 34: Behavioral flexibility, leader comparison. + = strength, - = not visible, o = medium ..................................... 66 Table 35: Types of organizational ambidexterity present in the cases. ......................................................................... 68 Table 36: Comparison of leaders. + = strength, - = weakness, o = medium .................................................................. 69 Table 37: Team factor, cross-case comparison. ............................................................................................................. 70
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1 INTRODUCTION The ability to balance several different styles, actions or strategies has long since intuitively been recognized as one key determinant of successful leaders. Only during recent years this balancing ability has become recognized as a formal strength of leaders in organizational theories under the name ambidextrous leadership. The term ambidexterity relates back to the Latin words ambo ‘both’ and dexter ‘right hand’ describing persons that can use both hands equally well. Transferring the original meaning to a leadership context, ambidexterity describes the ability of leaders to balance the exploitation of current capabilities and the exploration of new ones. As described by
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