BTiP 2022, nr 2 – Artykuł 3

Using ambidexterity in the ecological security management of organisations

Andrzej Chodyński | Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
ORCID 0000-0003-4962-5143

„Bezpieczeństwo. Teoria i Praktyka”, 2/2022, s. 49-59
DOI 10.48269/2451-0718-btip-2022-2-003
PDF: English

Abstract: The main currents of research on ambidexterity in the context of organisational security with emphasis on the role of network links are indicated. The hypothesis that ambidexterity, using governance mechanisms, can support the functioning of an organisation in both strategic and operational perspectives in the face of unexpected extreme turbulence in the environment related to the environmental factor is substantiated.
This implies, on the one hand, the need to prepare a strategy of resistance and resilience and, on the other hand, a readiness for ad hoc behaviour. Ambidexterity was considered in the context of cooperation with partners, with a view to accessing certain own and partners’ resources in a crisis situation. In an ecological context, the influence of ambidexterity on the continuous improvement of the organisation’s performance was discussed, paying attention to the simultaneous efforts for radical change based on innovative actions, starting from the assumption of sustainability, in cooperation with stakeholders. A review of the concept of ambidexterity in relation to the issue of organisational security was conducted based on a critical analysis of the literature on the subject. A research gap related to this area was identified. The aim of the study was to identify opportunities for the use of ambidexterity in organisations in emergency situations.
Key words: ambidexterity, resilience, ecological security, management mechanisms