1997
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-65131997000200004 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: ABSTRACT"Time" has been appointed as a new source of Competitive Advantage (CA) and following this trend flexibility, that is deeply related to quick responses for changes in the environment, becomes a key element for CA Using survey data collected from 212 manufacturing companies in US, we investigate the importance of flexibility and Information Technology (IT) as major elements in achieving CA We identifY CA from performance measures related to market growth, market share and profitability. Flexibility is e… Show more

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“…One of the reasons could be the transition from self-conducted expert problem solving to team-based problem solvers, deriving from a new work life balance trend that strives for more flexibility [2]. These two workforce generations can be characterized as the static generation, which created a successful foundation through hierarchical leaded organizations in the past, and the fast-moving flexible agile generation of the future [3].…”
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“…One of the reasons could be the transition from self-conducted expert problem solving to team-based problem solvers, deriving from a new work life balance trend that strives for more flexibility [2]. These two workforce generations can be characterized as the static generation, which created a successful foundation through hierarchical leaded organizations in the past, and the fast-moving flexible agile generation of the future [3].…”
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“…achou que existia pouca correlação entre o grau de integração por computador e o grau de flexibilidade operacional de uma fábrica Xavier (1997). encontrou evidências que não confirmam a sua hipótese de que Tecnologia da Informação está correlacionada positivamente com flexibilidade.…”
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