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(am'bi-deks'trŭs), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation ambidexeterous.
Having equal facility in the use of both hands.


Neurology The ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity with either hand


The ability to use both hands with equal ease.


The ability to use either hand with the same facility. True ambidexterity, with no bias to one side, is rare and runs in families.
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O'Reilly and Tushman subsequently brought widespread recognition to the concept of ambidexterity after examining the challenges of attending to routine matters or exploiting the current business environment while also exploring opportunities to ensure future success.
Antecedents to ambidexterity competency in high technology organizations.
Organizational Ambidexterity Through the Lens of Paradox Theory: Building a Novel Research Agenda.
From the perspective of long-term planning, ambidexterity strategies may be particularly challenging, because even if the theory suggests that a firm must pursue explorative and exploitative activities simultaneously, organizations typically look to leaders to provide definitive answers to questions such as, Should we pursue strategy A or strategy B?
Specifically, they highlight the relevance of the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm, with its constituent elements of core competences, dynamic capabilities, absorptive capacity and organizational ambidexterity.
In this article it is addressed the question of how organizations become ambidextrous over time, identifying requirements for organizations to become ambidextrous, understanding how ambidexterity may emerge as an organizational property, as well as exploring likely connections of the ambidexterity property and organizing a firm's activities and work.
These lenses could also help our discipline understand, for example, ambidexterity as a phenomenon, in terms of the simultaneous exploration of new products/processes and exploitation of existing products/ processes (e.
Among specific topics are the acquisition of knowledge in networking for internationalization, barriers to biomedical engineering commercialization, the dynamics of industrial clustering in the German enterprise software sector, network openness and learning ambidexterity of new technology-based firms at incubators, and social media espionage--a strategic grid.
To some extent ambidexterity can be developed through disciplined training.