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Reinventing Innovation

Designing the Dual Organization

  • Aaron C. T. Smith
  • Fiona Sutherland
  • David H. Gilbert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 1-17
  3. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 19-33
  4. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 35-53
  5. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 55-73
  6. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 75-91
  7. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 93-108
  8. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 109-121
  9. Aaron C. T. Smith, Fiona Sutherland, David H. Gilbert
    Pages 123-133
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 135-138

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the capabilities organizations need in order to meet the dual mandate of current and future performance. It develops a theoretical framework for dual organizing, which emphasizes the escalation of both explore and exploit ventures simultaneously in order to sustain a productive tension where complexity coexists with control. Unlike other approaches to innovation, which propose independent innovation programs and processes, or recommend a balance between predictable maintenance and risky innovation, Reinventing Innovation advocates for more of both. In the resulting tension, opportunities emerge for organizations to assimilate ambiguity, while still sustaining an orderly return on current strengths. This work offers a theoretical, empirical, and practical background for students, managers and leaders seeking to improve their responses to the universal problem of innovating for the future without inhibiting the present.

Keywords

organizational ambidexterity current performance future performance exploration efficiency duality theory improvisation sensegiving sensemaking fluid innovation agility technology design thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Aaron C. T. Smith
    • 1
  • Fiona Sutherland
    • 2
  • David H. Gilbert
    • 3
  1. 1.RMIT University FitzroyAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe University RichmondAustralia
  3. 3.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology CamberwellAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57213-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57213-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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