A trilogy of organizational ambidexterity:Leader’s social intelligence, employee work engagement and environmental changes


By proposing an integrative multilevel framework, this paper analyzes the simultaneous impact of two internal micro-antecedents (i.e., leader’s social intelligence and employee’s work engagement) and one external macro-antecedent (i.e., dynamically changing environment) of organizational ambidexterity on two dimensions of organizational performance (i.e., creativity and productivity) through the simultaneous pursuance of organizational exploration and exploitation by firms. The analysis is based on a sample of 657 Greek employees working in 99 private organizations, by adopting a multi-level structural equation modeling via Mplus. The findings reflect that leader’s social intelligence has higher positive impact on creativity through exploration activities, compared to productivity through exploitation activities. Additionally, the dynamically changing environment has a lower positive impact on creativity compared to the positive impact on productivity. This study contributes to the field of ambidexterity and behavioral integration literature by simultaneously examining micro- and macro-antecedents and consequences of organizational ambidexterity.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.01.043
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2020, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dynamic environment,Employee work engagement,Leader's social intelligence,Organizational ambidexterity,Organizational performance,Marketing
Publication ISSN: 1873-7978
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 07:34
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 15:25
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-05
Published Online Date: 2020-02-18
Accepted Date: 2020-01-20
Authors: Katou, Anastasia A.
Budhwar, Pawan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8915-6172)
Patel, Charmi

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