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Ambidexterity and total quality management: Towards a research agenda

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to expand on the existing theory of ambidexterity by analysing its implications for organisations that employ total quality management.

Practical implications: The synergy between TQM principles and practices, their disparate influence on ambidexterity, the range and depth of applying TQM principles and practices – above all those that are included in a human context and the opening of new markets – means that these factors are key elements to bear in mind for those organisations that wish to maximise the potential of TQM in order to foster ambidexterity.

Social implications: Given the extent to which this type of management has been applied over the last 20 years the social impact of this study is relevant.

Originality/value: This study opens up a new line of research into ambidexterity and, despite the subject having been analysed extensively in conceptual and empirical terms, until now its relationship with total quality management has yet remained unexplored.


Jaume Valls Pasola

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