Relationship between ambidexterity and entrepreneurial intensity



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Castaño Martínez, María Soledad and Galindo Martín, Miguel Ángel and Méndez Picazo, María Teresa and Palacios Marqués, Daniel (2020) Relationship between ambidexterity and entrepreneurial intensity. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja, 33 (1). pp. 2410-2426. ISSN 1331-677X

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Within organisational analysis, a concept that has been gaining importance has been organisational ambidexterity, where two factors play an important role: entrepreneurial intensity and innovations. The objective of this article is to analyse the relationship between entrepreneurial intensity and ambidexterity. The conceptualisation of ambidexterity distinguishes between ambidextrous activities and ambidextrous outcomes. To carry out this objective, we have tested several theoretical relationships. We have used partial least squares methodology to develop an empirical study in 25 European countries. Results confirm that collaboration networks have a positive effect on entrepreneurship intensity. This effect is greater than the one obtained by ambidextrous activities or new technologies. We also show that entrepreneurship intensity has a mediating role between ambidextrous activities and ambidextrous outcomes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Entrepreneurial intensity; Ambidextrous activities; Ambidextrous outcomes; Innovation.
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic development
Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
JEL:L26, L25, O31
ID Code:65469
Deposited On:13 May 2021 11:35
Last Modified:19 May 2021 14:13

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