Document Type : Research Article
University of Tehran, Aras campus
Assistant professor, University of Tehran, Farabi campus
Professor, University of Tehran, Farabi campus
The present study aims to provide a framework for the development of contextual ambidextrous human resource in Aras Free Trade- Industrial Zone. The research method was qualitative through semi-structured interviews by human resource experts in firms in the Aras Free Industrial Zone. To determine the sample group, 15 experts with at least 5 years of managerial experience were selected and participated in the research using snowball sampling method. According to the theme analysis method,11 characteristics were identified in form of 5 factors that create the development of contextual ambidextrous human resource including empowerment; motivation creation; opportunity; adaptability; human resource management. Therefore, it is essential to consider some ways to develop human resource ambidexterity. Accordingly, it is recommended to consider education and new skills, creative ideas and talent identification to empower employees. Also, it is possible to motivate employees through succession planning based on their competency as well as providing support for employees.