Concluding this work does not mean finishing the discussion on the exploration vs. exploitation trade-off and the organizational think tank approach as a possibly viable way of solving the tensions that result from the conflict. The imperfections of the concept, which was developed and presented above, open up substantial empty spaces that could be filled by future research efforts. This includes opportunities for empirical studies as well as research questions in a large range of scientific disciplines. Beginning with a short concluding overview concerning the most important issues and suggestions of the work in 5.1 it also becomes clear where simplifications had to be made. In 5.2 future research directions are outlined and some possible further research questions are proposed.


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