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Facilitating Ambidexterity in Replicator Organizations: Artifacts in Their Role as Routine-Recreators


  • Wolfgang H. Güttel
  • Stefan W. Konlechner
  • Barbara Müller
  • Julia K. Trede
  • Mark Lehrer


We examine how capabilities emerge in repeated interorganizational projects and how they affect project development. A multifaceted understanding of project capabilities in interorganizational projects is important, because project management research emphasizes capabilities’ contribution to project performance, but has also stressed their tendency to grow rigid. We review the literature on interorganizational project collaboration to identify the foundations and drivers of project capabilities in project networks and to outline their potentially ambiguous consequences. Our systematic overview of these studies provides a basis for further empirical research and project management practice.

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  • Wolfgang H. Güttel & Stefan W. Konlechner & Barbara Müller & Julia K. Trede & Mark Lehrer, 2012. "Facilitating Ambidexterity in Replicator Organizations: Artifacts in Their Role as Routine-Recreators," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 64(3), pages 187-203, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:64:y:2012:i:3:p:187-203

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    1. Stefanie Gschwantner & Martin R. W. Hiebl, 2016. "Management control systems and organizational ambidexterity," Journal of Management Control: Zeitschrift für Planung und Unternehmenssteuerung, Springer, vol. 27(4), pages 371-404, November.

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    Ambidexterity; Artifacts; Innovation; Replication; Routines; Rules;

    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior


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