Enabling factors of adaptive capability in small and medium enterprises

Aylin Ates, M Assarlind, Catherine Maguire, Umit Bititci, Jillian MacBryde

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Abstract

This paper aims to define organisational adaptability and explain the conditions and factors affecting SMEs’ (Small and Medium Enterprises) ability to adapt to the environment rather than fire fighting. The results are based on an ongoing R&D work as part of a European FP7 project called ‘FutureSME’. We identified that a combination of factors contributes to adaptability that encompasses interfaces between resilience, agile operations and strategy. This paper contributes to theory and practice by taking vastly diverse literature into a single framework to explain the organisational adaptability concept as demonstrating its use in understanding adaptive behaviour in manufacturing SMEs

Conference

Conference18th International Annual EurOMA Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period3/07/116/07/11

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Adaptability
Factors
Adaptive behavior
Resilience
Manufacturing

Keywords

  • adaptability
  • SME
  • organisational resilience

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Ates, A., Assarlind, M., Maguire, C., Bititci, U., & MacBryde, J. (2011). Enabling factors of adaptive capability in small and medium enterprises. Paper presented at 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Ates, Aylin ; Assarlind, M ; Maguire, Catherine ; Bititci, Umit ; MacBryde, Jillian. / Enabling factors of adaptive capability in small and medium enterprises. Paper presented at 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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Enabling factors of adaptive capability in small and medium enterprises. / Ates, Aylin; Assarlind, M; Maguire, Catherine; Bititci, Umit; MacBryde, Jillian.

2011. Paper presented at 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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