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 2018
 Alcalde, H., Iturrioz-Landart, C., Aragón-Amonarriz, C.
 Management Decision
English // Keywords: Innovation, Small- to medium-sized enterprises, Ambidexterity, Recession, Spain, External capabilities

Abstract

Purpose

Most literature on ambidexterity has focused on large firms and on the influence of internal issues in this strategy, that is, organizational structures, top management integration, or internal knowledge management processes (Lutbatkin et al., 2006; Chang et al., 2011Lee and Huang, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to assess small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)’ ambidexterity strategies during economic recession periods in comparison with those of large firms and identify the managerial external capabilities which are associated with the development of SMEs’ ambidexterity.

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