Change, Stability and Ambidexterity in Business Networks -In a Offshore Wind Farm Context

Salla Lutz, Tove Brink, Svend Ole Madsen

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The article sheds light on, how actors can cope with stability and change in business networks. By applying theoretical elements from the industrial network approach, and the organizational ambidexterity the phenomenon was studied in the context of operation and maintenance in offshore wind farms. We employed a qualitative research approach through a focus group interview and 20 semi-structured interviews. The findings revealed both activities and resources that can enhance the necessary development of stability. At the same time changes are necessary when striving for well performing wind farms. In order to achieve both stability and change knowledge sharing and collaboration play a crucial role in all the levels, i.e. in organizations, in relationship dyads and in the network.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event31st Annual IMP Conference - University of Southern Denmark, Campus Kolding, Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 25. Aug 201529. Aug 2015


Conference31st Annual IMP Conference
LocationUniversity of Southern Denmark, Campus Kolding
  • 31st Annual IMP Conference

    Salla Lutz (Participant)

    27. Aug 201528. Aug 2015

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

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