Organizational Ambidexterity: A Bibliometric Analysis

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Organizational Ambidexterity: A Bibliometric Analysis
Author(s): Şerife Kuzgun
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Year: 2024
Page: 189-209
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2024.441
The purpose of the study is to provide a comprehensive conceptual framework for future research by examining academic research on organizational ambidexterity, influential journals, researchers conducting studies, and keywords associated with the concept. In this context, 1275 articles indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) database were examined and interpreted by creating tables and figures using the bibliometric analysis method and VOSviewer program. There are a limited number of bibliometric analysis studies on the subject. The findings show that there is increasing interest in the topic of organizational ambidexterity. Studies on the subject are mainly within the scope of management, followed by business and industrial engineering fields. The United States and China are at the forefront of the number of publications, and the United Kingdom and the United States are at the forefront of collaboration in co-authored studies. The most commonly used words as keywords are organizational ambidexterity, exploration, exploitation, and innovation. The largest number of articles were published in the Journal of Business Research, and the dominance of the Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Perspectives journals in the number of citations is noticeable. The authors with the most articles are S. Raisch, J. J. P. Jansen, Y. Y. Chang, and C. R. Li, and the most cited author is M. W. Lewis. It is thought that this study will pave the way for researchers and practitioners to study the concept of organizational ambidexterity, which has been researched in limited numbers and is still in its infancy.

Keywords: Organizational Ambidexterity, Bibliometric Analysis, Web of Science, VOSviewer

JEL Classification: M10, M19, L20 Full Text