Organizing to enable strategic innovation means horizontal leadership for dualities of stability and change

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The purpose of this article is to shed light on how organizing can enable strategic innovation. The research is conducted through a cross-disciplinary literature review on the origins of radical innovation and strategic innovation.
Three propositions are developed from the literature review, which emphasize that horizontal leadership for innovative stability and change should be included in a model that provides novel insights and utilizes the literature to enable strategic innovation. The model consists of the antecedent matrix of the two dualities of external business forces versus internal organizational forces and heterogeneous versus homogeneous resources that can be drawn upon in the organization. In addition to this matrix, the dynamic organizing process of creativity and control uses the mediators of connections, uncertainties, information flows, value propositions, human agencies, counter positions and preferred behaviours to enable strategic innovation.
Practitioners can use the model in their own organizations to enhance horizontal leadership for value creation, and academia can use the model for further cross-disciplinary research and dissemination to enable strategic innovation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages46
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15. Sep 2021

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