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How does managerial leadership influence organizational ambidexterity?: a study of the public sector
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Organizational ambidexterity is a widely researched and known phenomenon amongst academics; however there are still research gaps. Most of the studies are in private sector; however, lately researchers have called for more studies in the public sector.

The purpose of this dissertation is to explain casual relationships between different leadership styles and their influence on organizational ambidexterity in public sector organization. The dissertation use a positivistic philosophy and a deductive approach; hence, a cross sectional design is used. The quantitative method chosen was a web based survey, distributed by e-mail to 171 managers operating in waste management and water and sewerage industries in the Swedish public sector.

The findings of the study are that are that it is not possible to differentiate a higher level of organizational ambidexterity in any public organizational form. Another finding is that organizational ambidexterity can be positively influenced by managerial leadership in the local government administration

The limitations of this dissertation are that only two industries are included and that the results cannot be generalized for other populations due to a small sample. The implications of this study are that organizational ambidexterity is a concept that is present in the public sector and can be influenced by managerial leadership under certain circumstances

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational ambidexterity, LGA, LGC, transformational leadership
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12408OAI: diva2:733955
Educational program
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
Available from: 2014-07-14 Created: 2014-07-13 Last updated: 2014-07-14Bibliographically approved

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