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The role of flexibility in building the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises


  • Matejun Marek

    (Łódź University of Technology Department of Management)


Elastyczność traktowana jest jako kluczowy czynnik budowania konkurencyjności i przewagi konkurencyjnej współczesnych organizacji. Odgrywa ona szczególną rolę w funkcjonowaniu małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw, stanowiąc jedną z podstawowych cech jakościowych tej kategorii podmiotów. Biorąc to pod uwagę jako cel artykułu wyznaczono prezentację i ocenę możliwości i warunków wykorzystania elastyczności w budowaniu konkurencyjności firm sektora SME. Realizacji celu pracy poświęcono badania ankietowe przeprowadzone na próbie 61 firm z regionu łódzkiego.

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  • Matejun Marek, 2014. "The role of flexibility in building the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises," Management, Sciendo, vol. 18(1), pages 1-15, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:manmen:v:18:y:2014:i:1:p:15:n:12
    DOI: 10.2478/manment-2014-0012

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