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Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity

Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity
Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity
The aim of this study is to assess the ability of project portfolio management practices to support the pursuit of ambidexterity at the project level through engagement with specific dimensions and mechanisms. The focus is on examining the operating/business model and challenges that are imposed on the firms, but deemed resolvable through the simultaneous pursuit of multiple projects emphasizing contradictory strategic goals. Data are obtained from multiple exploratory interviews of senior executives involved in project-level activities who were drawn from 12 case organizations in the Middle East. The study finds evidence of four forms of ambidexterity dimensions and mechanisms. Analysis undertaken against operating/business model and challenges of these dimensions and mechanisms of ambidexterity suggests that they are not only inter-related, but do so at various organizational levels.
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Petro, Yacoub
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Ojiako, Udechukwu
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Williams, Terry
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Marshall, Alasdair
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Petro, Yacoub
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Ojiako, Udechukwu
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Williams, Terry
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Marshall, Alasdair
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Petro, Yacoub, Ojiako, Udechukwu, Williams, Terry and Marshall, Alasdair (2019) Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity. Production Planning & Control, 1-21. (doi:10.1080/09537287.2019.1630683).

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The aim of this study is to assess the ability of project portfolio management practices to support the pursuit of ambidexterity at the project level through engagement with specific dimensions and mechanisms. The focus is on examining the operating/business model and challenges that are imposed on the firms, but deemed resolvable through the simultaneous pursuit of multiple projects emphasizing contradictory strategic goals. Data are obtained from multiple exploratory interviews of senior executives involved in project-level activities who were drawn from 12 case organizations in the Middle East. The study finds evidence of four forms of ambidexterity dimensions and mechanisms. Analysis undertaken against operating/business model and challenges of these dimensions and mechanisms of ambidexterity suggests that they are not only inter-related, but do so at various organizational levels.

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Redefining ambidexterity - field work - - final version - all - Accepted Manuscript
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Accepted/In Press date: 8 June 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 June 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 432696
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432696
ISSN: 0953-7287
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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 16 Sep 2019 16:31

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