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Ambidextrous Organization and Organizational Change

What is an ambidextrous organization?

This themed collection features Professor Karl Moore interviewing Professors Michael Tushman from Harvard Business School, Professor Edward Lawler from Marshall School at USC and Professor Warner Burke from Columbia University in a series of videos. A selection of articles focus on the topic of organizational change and the ambidextrous organization.

Interview Themes: ambidextrous organization; change organizations; flexibility; innovation; unpredictability of change; leading change; change and preserverance; adaptable organizations; developing capability for change; change efforts; managing change; creating adaptable organizations; awareness of organizational environment; steady profits and adaptable organizations.


Interview: Professor Michael Tushman from Harvard Business School outlines the attributes of an ambidextrous organization.

Interview: Professor Warner Burke from Colubia University discusses issues related to change and its impact on organizations. How does being more open to change assist organizations and how it hleps promote a more flexible and lithe organization.

Interview: Professor Edward Lawler from the Marshall School at USC explores the notion of the adaptable organization and looks at how organizations can embrace change.


O'Reilly III, Charles A. and Tushman, Michael. (2013) Organizational Ambidexterity: Past, Present, and Future. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4

Birkinshaw, Julian and Gupta, Kamini. (2013) Clarifying the Distinctive Contribution of Ambidexterity to the Field of Organization Studies. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4

Junni, Paulina; Sarala, RiiKKA M.; Taras, Vas and Tarba, Shlomo Y. (2013) Organizational Ambidexterity and Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4

Markides, Constantinos C. (2013) Business Model Innovation: What Can the Ambidexterity Literature Teach Us? Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4

Lawler III, Edward E. and Mohrman Susan. (2012) Generating Knowledge That Drives ChangeAcademy of Management Perspectives, Feb2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1

Van de Ven, Andrew H. and Sun, Kangyong. (2011) Breakdowns in Implementing Models of Organization ChangeAcademy of Management Perspectives, Aug2011, Vol. 25 Issue 3

Yadong, Luo and Rui, Huaichuan. (2009) An Ambidexterity Perspective Toward Multinational Enterprises From Emerging EconomiesAcademy of Management Perspectives, Nov2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4

Goodman, Paul S. and Rousseau, Denise M. (2004) Organizational change that produces results: The Linkage Approach. Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3

Shimizu, Katsuhiko and Hitt, Michael A. (2004) Strategic flexibility: Organizational preparedness to reverse ineffective strategic decisionsAcademy of Management Perspectives, Nov2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4

Coget, Jean-Francois. (2010) Performance Orientation or Learning Orientation: Which Helps Salespeople Better to Adapt to Organizational Change? Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3

DiBella, Anthony J. (2007) Implementing Organizational Change: Theory and Practice/Strategic Organizational Change: Building Change Capabilities in Your OrganizationAcademy of Management Perspectives, May2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2

Nader, David A. and Tushman, Michael L. (1989) Organizational Frame Bending: Principles for Managing ReorientationAcademy of Management Perspectives, Aug89, Vol. 3 Issue 3

Reger, Rhonda K.; Mullane, John V.; Gustafson, Loren T. and DeMarie, Samuel M. (1994) Creating earthquakes to change organizational mindsets. Academy of Management Executive, Nov94, Vol. 8 Issue 4

Alban, Billie. (1987) Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change. Academy of Management Executive, May87, Vol. 1 Issue 2

Other AMP journal articles by Professor Ed Lawler, Professor Warner Burke and Professor Michael Tushman:
Lawler III, Edward E. (1994) Total Quality Management and employee involvement: Are they compatibleAcademy of Management Perspectives, Feb94, Vol. 8 Issue 1

Burke, Warner W. (1988) The Classic Touch: Lessons in Leadership from Homer to Hemingway. Academy of Management Perspectives, May88, Vol. 2 Issue 2

Lawler III, Edward E. (1988) Choosing an Involvement StrategyAcademy of Management Executive, Aug88, Vol. 2 Issue 3

Burke, Warner W. (1988) The Management Game. Academy of Management Executive, Nov88, Vol. 2 Issue 4

Burke, Warner W. (1987) Ready, Fire, Aim: Avoiding Management by Impulse. Academy of Management Executive, Feb87, Vol. 1 Issue 1

Burke, Warner W. (1987) Tales of a New America. Academy of Management Executive, Aug87, Vol. 1 Issue 3

Burke, Warner W. (1987) A Conversation with John Carter. Academy of Management Executive, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

Lawler III, Edward E. and Mohrman, Susan A. (1987) Unions and the New Management. Academy of Management Executive, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

Burke, Warner W. (1987) How Washington Works: The Executive's Guide to Government. Academy of Management Executive, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

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