Balancing Exploitation and Exploration - Organizational Antecedents and Performance Effects of Innovation Strategies

by: Patrick Schulze

Gabler Verlag, 2009

ISBN: 9783834983978 , 288 Pages

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Balancing Exploitation and Exploration - Organizational Antecedents and Performance Effects of Innovation Strategies


 

Foreword

6

Preface

8

Table of Contents

9

Figures

12

Tables

14

Acronyms

17

1 Introduction

19

1.1 Relevance of Innovation Strategies

19

1.2 Research Aim and Research Questions

23

2 Context, Definitions and Characteristics of Exploitation and Exploration

33

2.1 Exploitation, Exploration and Related Concepts in Literature

33

2.2 Definition of Exploitation and Exploration

37

2.3 Characteristics and Requirements of Exploitation and Exploration

42

3 Theoretical Framework

48

3.1 Exploitation, Exploration and Competitive Advantage

48

3.2 Frameworks on the Balance between Exploitation and Exploration

50

3.3 Selection of Ambidexterity as Theoretical Framework

73

3.4 Extension of the Ambidexterity Framework: A Contingency View

77

3.5 Summary of the Theoretical Framework

82

4 Hypotheses and Research Model

83

4.1 Performance Effects of Innovation Strategies

83

4.2 Moderators of the Innovation Strategy-Performance Relation

87

4.3 Organizational Antecedents of Ambidexterity

90

4.4 Control Variables

91

4.5 Research Models and Summary of Hypotheses

93

5 Methodology of Data Analysis

96

5.1 Selection of a Confirmative Research Method

96

5.2 Selection of Structural Equation Modeling as Research Technique

97

5.3 Selection of Partial Least Squares (PLS) as Statistical Algorithm

101

5.4 Evaluation of Structural Equation Models in PLS

107

5.5 Concluding Remarks on the Research Method

122

6 Design of the Research Instrument

134

6.1 Fundamental Considerations

134

6.2 Measurement of the Independent Variable Innovation Strategy

137

6.3 Measurement of the Dependent Variable Performance

138

6.4 Measurement of the Antecedent Variables

141

6.5 Measurement of the Moderator Variables

154

6.6 Measurement of the Control Variables

157

6.7 Summary of the Research Instrument

158

7 Data Collection and Data Sample

160

7.1 Data Collection Method

160

7.2 Generation of the Data Sample

162

7.3 Characteristics of the Final Data Sample

164

7.4 Evaluation of the Final Data Sample

166

8 Results

172

8.1 Evaluation of the Performance Research Model

172

8.2 Evaluation of the Antecedent Research Model

195

8.3 Evaluation of the Control Variables

205

8.4 Summary of the Results

212

9 Discussion and Implications

213

9.1 Research-Related Implications

213

9.2 Managerial Implications

224

9.3 Limitations and Directions for Further Research

227

10 Appendix

230

10.1 Cover Letter and Reminder

230

10.2 Questionnaire

233

10.3 Kolmogorov–Smirnov Test for Normal Distribution

242

10.4 Control Models Performance Effects

244

10.5 Control Models Antecedents Effects

257

11 Bibliography

271