Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets   »   2015 Vol.8, No.3

 

 

Title: The relationships among agility empowerers from the viewpoint of gaining competitive advantage

 

Authors: Houshang Taghizadeh; Abdolhossein Shokri

 

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Department of Management, College of Management, Economics & Accounting, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
Department of Management, College of Management, Economics & Accounting, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

 

Abstract: The purpose of the present paper is to identify the mutual influence (influencing and being influenced) of organisational agility empowerers from the viewpoint of gaining competitive advantages. The research is of descriptive type, and the statistical population consists of 50 managers of auto-parts manufacturing companies in East Azarbaijan province, Iran. For this purpose, from among the managers and experts of the manufacturing companies under study, 50 people were chosen and polled. For data collection, researcher-made questionnaires were used, the validity and reliability of which were confirmed through content validity, calculation of Spearman correlation coefficient and test-retest methods. In order to analyse the data, the researchers used Student's t-test and DEMATEL method. The results indicate that the components' 'responsiveness and flexibility' have been identified as having the highest rate of being influenced, and the components' 'speed and competency' have been recognised as the most influential ones.

 

Keywords: agility empowerers; DEMATEL approach; agility dimensions; organisational agility; automotive components; automobile industry; agile manufacturing; automotive manufacturing; component suppliers; Iran; responsiveness; flexibility; speed; competency.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2015.071607

 

Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets, 2015 Vol.8, No.3, pp.253 - 265

 

Available online: 04 Sep 2015

 

 

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