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Tesi etd-04092011-155355


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea specialistica
Author
BASILE, ILARIA
URN
etd-04092011-155355
Title
Unpacking How to Search for Innovation and How to Perform: an empirical study on high tech firms
Struttura
INGEGNERIA
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
Commissione
relatore Martini, Antonella
relatore Prof. Aloini, Davide
Parole chiave
  • Exploration
  • Organizational context
  • Organizational Ambidexterity
  • Search practices
  • Exploitation
Data inizio appello
04/05/2011;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
04/05/2051
Riassunto analitico
This thesis explore the search phase of the innovation process and the organizational ambidexterity concept. It is an empirical research based on a questionnaire, developed by the Discontinuous Innovation Lab, which has been submitted to a 500 high tech Italian firm sample. In particular, this study is focused on: (1) a detailed analysis of the relations between search practices, the innovation context (innovation culture and organizational levers) and performance (in terms of competences and innovation); and (2) a deep investigation about the role of organizational ambidexterity. Results highlight that the context operates as a key factor in the relations tested. Furthermore, the search practices act as mediator, while the ambidexterity acts either as moderator and mediator, in order to get higher performance.
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