Dynamic Capabilities and Organisational Ambidexterity: New Strategies from Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises in Nigeria.

Ochie, Chinedu, Nyuur, Richard, Ludwig, Greg and Cunningham, James (2021) Dynamic Capabilities and Organisational Ambidexterity: New Strategies from Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises in Nigeria. Thunderbird International Business Review. ISSN 1096-4762 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study examines the strategies that firms deploy in developing and scaling up organisational ambidexterity under conditions of environmental uncertainty. Using five emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs) in the Nigerian financial sector as case studies the study provides a framework of four main ambidextrous strategies deployed by these firms. Based on the dynamic capabilities’ lens, the study found that EMNEs pursue a combination of contextual and structural ambidextrous strategies, including new business models, investment in technology for strategic innovation, developing strategic alliances, and internationalisation. These strategies serve as levers of dynamic capabilities for fostering exploration of new business opportunities, while strengthening, enriching, and exploiting their existing capabilities. These findings contribute to enriching the existing literature on ambidexterity by contributing to the ongoing debate about how ambidexterity manifest in EMNEs during periods of environmental uncertainty, particularly from an emerging country context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ambidexterity, dynamic capability, EMNEs internationalisation, Business model innovation, Nigeria, environmental uncertainty, Strategy
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N500 Marketing
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 08:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 08:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46953

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