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Innovation in High Reliability Ambidextrous Organizations

Analytical Solutions Toward Increasing Innovative Activity


Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jan Kraner
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jan Kraner
    Pages 55-75
  4. Jan Kraner
    Pages 77-149
  5. Jan Kraner
    Pages 151-176
  6. Jan Kraner
    Pages 177-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-222

About this book


Companies need to invest in innovation in order to ensure their long-term survival. This book focuses on how and why key players support or obstruct the implementation of a technological innovation in ambidextrous organizations, and how the interaction between players involved in daily business and innovation affects implementation of innovation in 'high reliability organizations'.

This book argues that an organization has to create new innovations or adopt innovations to constantly deliver attractive products on the one hand, while also adjusting and improving current products and processes on the other. In turn, it addresses a specific problem: What if a company operates in an innovation-averse and procedural environment and culture? Drawing on case studies, focus group studies and a unique analytical framework, it then provides ways for companies to overcome this situation.


Determinants of Innovation Explorative and Exploitative Innovation Focus Group Method Forms, Types, and Magnitude of Innovation High-Reliability Organizations Key Players of Innovation Organizational Ambidexterity Organizational Resistance to Innovation Organizational Transformation Model Single European Sky ATM Research Programme

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lucerne University of Applied SciencesLucerneSwitzerland

About the authors

Jan Kraner is an innovation- and organization expert with more than 20 years of practical field experience. He furthermore lived and worked in several countries and is currently lecturing at several Universities, including the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovation in High Reliability Ambidextrous Organizations
  • Book Subtitle Analytical Solutions Toward Increasing Innovative Activity
  • Authors Jan Kraner
  • Series Title Contributions to Management Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contributions to Management Science(Physica)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-74925-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09106-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-74926-6
  • Series ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-716X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
    Knowledge Management
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