Werder, Karl and Heckmann, Carl Simon (2019). Ambidexterity in Information Systems Research: Overview of Conceptualizations, Antecedents, and Outcomes. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 20 (1). Association for Information Systems. ISSN 1532-4516

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Abstract

Organizations that are not efficient and innovative today quickly become irrelevant tomorrow. Ambidexterity (i.e., simultaneously conducting two seemingly contradicting activities, such as exploitation and exploration) helps organizations to overcome this challenge and, hence, has become increasingly popular with manifold applications in information systems (IS) research. However, we lack a systematic understanding of ambidexterity research, its research streams, and their future trajectory. Hence, we conduct a systematic literature review on ambidexterity in IS research and identify six distinct research streams that use an ambidexterity lens: IT-enabled organizational ambidexterity, ambidextrous IT capability, ambidexterity in IS development, ambidextrous IS strategy, ambidextrous inter-organizational relationships, and organizational ambidexterity in IS. We present the current state of research in each stream. More so, we comprehensively overview application areas, conceptualizations, antecedents for, and outcomes of ambidexterity. Hence, this study contributes to the emergent theme of ambidexterity in IS research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Werder, KarlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heckmann, Carl SimonUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-99688
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application
Publisher: Association for Information Systems
ISSN: 1532-4516
Volume: 20
Number: 1
Subjects: Library and information sciences
Social sciences
Technology (Applied sciences)
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Department of Information Systems and Systems Development
Language: English
Date: August 2019
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/9968

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