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Evaluating agility in corporate enterprises

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  • Ganguly, Anirban
  • Nilchiani, Roshanak
  • Farr, John V.
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    Being able to adapt successfully and efficiently to unexpected changes in the business environment or agile is key in gaining a competitive advantage in the global market. There has been little discussion in the open literature on measuring and quantifying agility. This paper is devoted to developing a framework and quantifying the notion of agility. We propose three techniques and associated metrics for determining enterprise agility. Lastly, the paper presents a case study related to Apple's digital media to demonstrate the utility of the methodology and associated metrics.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 118 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 410-423

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:118:y:2009:i:2:p:410-423

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    Keywords: Agility Metrics Quantification Corporate enterprises;

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    1. Lin, Ching-Torng & Chiu, Hero & Chu, Po-Young, 2006. "Agility index in the supply chain," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 285-299, April.
    2. Larry J. Menor & Aleda V. Roth & Charlotte H. Mason, 2001. "Agility in Retail Banking: A Numerical Taxonomy of Strategic Service Groups," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS, vol. 3(4), pages 273-292, February.
    3. Gunasekaran, A., 1999. "Agile manufacturing: A framework for research and development," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(1-2), pages 87-105, May.
    4. Yusuf, Y. Y. & Sarhadi, M. & Gunasekaran, A., 1999. "Agile manufacturing:: The drivers, concepts and attributes," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(1-2), pages 33-43, May.
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