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Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation

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Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation. / Müller, Sune Dueholm; Påske, Nana; Rodil, Line.

In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 44, No. 1, 18, 03.2019, p. 273-298.

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Harvard

Müller, SD, Påske, N & Rodil, L 2019, 'Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 44, no. 1, 18, pp. 273-298. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04418

APA

Müller, S. D., Påske, N., & Rodil, L. (2019). Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 44(1), 273-298. [18]. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04418

CBE

Müller SD, Påske N, Rodil L. 2019. Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 44(1):273-298. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04418

MLA

Müller, Sune Dueholm, Nana Påske and Line Rodil. "Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation". Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 2019, 44(1). 273-298. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04418

Vancouver

Müller SD, Påske N, Rodil L. Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 2019 Mar;44(1):273-298. 18. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04418

Author

Müller, Sune Dueholm ; Påske, Nana ; Rodil, Line. / Managing ambidexterity in startups pursuing digital innovation. In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 2019 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 273-298.

Bibtex

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