Conference Paper

Linking knowledge corridors with financial performances through an ambidexterity vision

Conference Proceeding cp
Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
  • Volumen: 2016-January
  • Fecha: 01 January 2016
  • Páginas: 158-165
  • ISSN: 20488971 20488963
  • ISBN: 9781911218029
  • Source Type: Conference Proceeding
  • Document Type: Conference Paper
  • Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited info@academic-conferences.org
There are two components of the visual system, focal and peripheral vision. While focal vision is mainly responsible for object recognition and using a focused business vision provides a specific aim and purpose for companies, peripheral vision or side vision refers to that which is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus and it is primarily responsible for detecting movement and change. In the context of business focal vision may detect signals that relate to the achieving of current to perceiving issues central to the current objectives of the firm while peripheral vision is directed to non-central issue that may be signals that relate to change and emerging trends in the external environment. Ideally firms need to find a balance between focal and peripheral vision. Such a combination, referred to as 'ambidexterity vision', involves considering focal and peripheral vision as mutually dependent processes. These processes need to be configured so as to support the development of knowledge structures that result in, for example, improved financial performance. These knowledge structures may be considered to constitute knowledge corridors that intermediate between perceptual cues and organizational performance. The research conducted in this study focuses on the role of ambidexterity vision in supporting these knowledge corridors. Specifically, the study addresses the following two questions: Does the development of both focal and peripheral vision at the same time trigger the creation and enhancement of knowledge corridors? Does the development and enhancement of knowledge corridors result in superior financial performance? These questions are studied through an empirical investigation involving 203 banking employees.

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