Research Summary

Senior Teams, Strategic Innovation ,and Large System Change

by Michael L. Tushman


Michael Tushman is investigating the relations between technological change, senior executive teams, and organizational evolution. With his doctoral students, Professor Tushman is exploring how innovation streams pose strategic challenges to organizations and their senior teams. Professor Tushman is exploring how different organizational architectures, particularly ambidextrous designs, affect a firm's ability to explore as well as exploit. He is also exploring the characteristics of senior teams that permit them to simultaneously explore as well as exploit.  Professor Tushman has also explored how dominant designs, or industry standards, affect organizational fates and industrial dynamics.