PhD defence: Casper Hein Winther

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Casper Hein Winther has submitted his thesis entitled: Inside the innovation lab - How paradoxical tensions persist in ambidextrous organizations over time

Mandag, 13 juni, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00

In 2015, a Danish pharmaceutical company (PharmaCo) founded an innovation lab (PharmaLab) to enable the digital transformation of the existing business through a business unit located separate from, yet in proximity of corporate headquarters. This thesis studies the paradoxical tensions that persisted within the ambidextrous organization over a five-year period (2015-2020). Through the concept of an ambidexterity cycle, this thesis shows that the ambidextrous organization shifted dynamically between multiple, dynamic equilibria, driven by ambidexterity dynamics, in managing paradoxical tensions over time.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Thomas Frandsen
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Jan Mouritsen
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Leonardo Santiago (Chair)
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School

Associate Professor Angeliki Papachroni
Department of Strategy and Innovation
European School of Management and Technology

Professor Paavo Ritala
LUT School of Business and Management
LUT University

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU Faculty Club (3rd floor above the canteen).

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 13 juni 2022
Time 13:00-15:00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SP 205


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/07/2023