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Solutions to the exploration/exploitation dilemma: Networks as a new level of analysis

Stadler, C., Rajwani, T. and Karaba, F. (2013) Solutions to the exploration/exploitation dilemma: Networks as a new level of analysis International Journal of Management Reviews, 16 (2). pp. 172-193.

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This paper reviews the extant literature on the exploration/exploitation dilemma. Based on a systematic analysis of structural, behavioural, systemic and temporal solutions, the authors are able to show that the learning literature continues to struggle with the question of how exactly an organization can separate exploration and exploitation and at the same time enable necessary knowledge exchange and cooperation between these two notions. Paying closer attention to networks might enable future research to answer this question. In particular, a combination of structural aspects of networks and social ties has the potential to explain how the solutions currently on offer can be implemented successfully, how organizations can combine several of them, and how they can shift between them.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Stadler, C.
Karaba, F.
Date : 7 May 2013
DOI : 10.1111/ijmr.12015
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2013 The Authors. International Journal of Management Reviews © 2013 British Academy of Management and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 04 Mar 2019 15:58
Last Modified : 04 Mar 2019 15:58

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