A Case Study of How Organisational Members do Affect the Balancing of Exploitation and Exploration

Mads R. Andreassen

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    Abstrakt

    Combing operations between the main parties in integration of new products, efficiently, are in
    practice for most organisations a challenging task demanding strong organisational capabilities, and
    in accordance to literature, achieving a successfully combination would be possible through an
    organisation's ability to establish dual capabilities in terms of exploitation and exploration (March,
    1991). Few studies, however, suggest a classification of which organisational conditions would
    support a balance allowing exploitation and exploration operating side by side. Based on a single indept
    case study using semi-structured interviews and observation techniques this paper explores
    exploitation and exploration in a Danish industrial manufacture. Findings suggest that conditions
    affecting the balance between exploitation and exploration activities would depend on how an
    organisational member involves his personal social values. The results provide a more exhaustive
    understanding of the criteria that influences the balance mechanism between exploitation and
    exploration capabilities, thus adding to an extension in the understanding of the concept of
    exploitation and exploration.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelEUROMA 2008: 15th International Annual EurOMA Conference : "Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management: Connecting Past and Future"
    RedaktørerTaco van der Vaart, Dirk Pieter van Donk, Wout van Wezel, Gera Welker, Jakcob Wijngaard
    ForlagEurOMA
    Publikationsdato2008
    Sider187-
    StatusUdgivet - 2008
    Begivenhed15th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Groningen, Holland
    Varighed: 15 jun. 200818 jun. 2008
    Konferencens nummer: 15

    Konference

    Konference15th International Annual EurOMA Conference
    Nummer15
    LandHolland
    ByGroningen
    Periode15/06/200818/06/2008

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  • Citationsformater

    Andreassen, M. R. (2008). A Case Study of How Organisational Members do Affect the Balancing of Exploitation and Exploration. I T. V. D. Vaart, D. P. V. Donk, W. V. Wezel, G. Welker, & J. Wijngaard (red.), EUROMA 2008: 15th International Annual EurOMA Conference: "Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management: Connecting Past and Future" (s. 187-). EurOMA.