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Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition

Petro, Yacoub; Ojiako, Udechukwu; Williams, Terry; Marshall, Alasdair


Yacoub Petro

Udechukwu Ojiako

Alasdair Marshall


The objective of this paper is to explore a project-focused understanding of contemporary organizational ambidexterity literature. As part of this process, a taxonomical analysis of the elements and components of the concept of organizational ambidexterity is undertaken. Findings suggest that a project-focused notion of organizational ambidexterity involves different levels, dimensions, and mechanisms. The predominant contribution of this study resides within the taxonomy study, which provides a platform for a more holistic understanding of organizational ambidexterity as a multifaceted concept applicable to the project management discipline.


Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (2019). Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition. Journal of management in engineering, 35(3),

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Sep 28, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 12, 2019
Publication Date 2019-05
Deposit Date Oct 19, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 7, 2019
Journal Journal of Management in Engineering
Print ISSN 0742-597X
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 3
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