The study is aimed at testing the hypotheses relating certain industry changes to certain ambidexterity types. For testing the hypotheses I chose case studies on ambidexterity or on general balancing of exploitation and exploration. I have studied 14 case studies out of which 12 case studies are in line with my hypotheses. My main conclusions are as follows:
• In industries going through radical change successful companies opt for partitional ambidexterity;
• In industries going through creative industries successful companies adopt reciprocal ambidexterity;
• In industries going through intermediating change successful companies effectuate harmonic ambidexterity;
• In industries undergoing progressive change successful companies also pursue harmonic ambidexterity to enable sufficient level of adaptability so that the company will be able to successfully go though organization transformation switching to another type of ambidexterity when the industry go to another type of change.
Answering the research question, I believe to have proved the existence of interrelation between the type of industry change and the type of ambidexterity companies in this industry should opt for. I do believe that my findings can be a basis for a prescriptive tool in innovation management. However, I fully acknowledge the limitations of my research and understand that quite vast further research is needed before the framework developed by me becomes an effective prescriptive tool.