Firm Flexibility, Firm Structure, and Human Resource Management: Prisca Friedrichs
Leveraging a Firm´s Flexibility and Agility:Explicating Flexibility and Agility as Foundational Drivers of a Firm´s Absorptive, Dynamic and Adaptive Capabilities Boniface Okanga
Organizational Flexibility in Saudi Construction Firms: Fadi Atassi
Todays China presents a unique setting for organizations. Through an examination of current Chinese business, this book addresses its business culture and environment. In particular, it considers how firms build distinctive capabilities of organizational learning and strategic flexibility to achieve superior customer-focused performance.
Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: B-, University of Bedfordshire, course: Logistics and supply chain management project, language: English, abstract: This dissertation will be based on the idea of analytically reviewing the supply chain flexibility concept and is based on the thorough understanding of given concept in the textile industry. In this research report, models of firm performance and supply chain traits will be critically analysed. As a result, this research will outline suggestions in regard to the enhancement of supply chain flexibility. This research project will be instrumental for giving recommendations to other tradition clothing retailers. In this manner, clothing retailers would be able to improve their supply chain flexibility. There are certain objectives of this research project that are outlined below: - To learn about the relationship between flexibility-firm performance and flexibility-uncertainty. - To analyse the link between the supply chain characteristics and firm performance. - To identify certain areas where potential improvement will be induced. This will be made sure through in-depth analysis of both companies (discuss in case study section) supply chain flexibility.
This volume seeks to explore the idea of identity as a flexible center of events around which aspects of the self and events in the outside world are organized. Historically, in much of the literature, identity was conceptualized as a somewhat fixed, unchanging construct. Scholars now have a greater awareness of more nuanced theories about identity and there is a greater willingness to accept that identity is not fixed, concrete, and permanent, but rather evolving and fluid. Although this volume discusses a wide variety of aspects of identity as it flexibly changes during adulthood in the face of numerous experiences, it is really addressing one key question. How adaptive and fluid is identity and how can we know ourselves as both continuing and changing? Exploring these ideas raises the importance of future research on adult identity. With a firm grounding in the historical and theoretical background of identity research, this volume begins by defining identity and the psychological self as a center around which the persons behaviors and self-concepts revolve. The following chapters gather the wisdom of many writers who all accepted the challenge of talking about creating a flexible adult self and identity during adulthood. They come at this challenging question from many different perspectives using different tools. Some survey existing literature and theory, then summarize prior work in a meaningful way. Some discuss their own research; some reflect on personal experiences that have demanded a flexible identity. Also included in the coverage are discussions of methodology and validity issues for studies and scales of identity. With its dual focus on research and applied fields ranging across social and personality psychology, industrial/occupational psychology, cross-cultural psychology, mental health, existential issues, relationships, and demographic categories, Identity Flexibility During Adulthood: Perspectives on Adult Development is a fascinating and complex resource for psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, gerontologists, and all those interested in our changing identities. Jan D. Sinnott, PHD, is a Professor of Psychology at Towson University in Baltimore, MD, and a Licensed Psychologist. She specializes in Lifespan Positive Development and the applications of existential, transpersonal, mind-body and positive psychology to adult growth and development. After completing a Postdoc at the National Institute on Aging, she developed her theory of complex problem-solving in adulthood, termed Complex Postformal Thought. She has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly and applied books and publications. Her research team is currently studying Complex Problem-solving, Concepts of the Self, Intelligence, Mindfulness, and Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships. Her recent books include: Positive Psychology: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation (2013, Springer) and Adult Development: Cognitive Aspects of Thriving Close Relationships (2014, Oxford University Press).
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Economics - Innovation economics, grade: 2, University of Vienna (Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre), course: Recent Developments in Innovation and Technology Management, language: English, abstract: The following paper focuses on the agent-based simulation of the diffusion process for green products, i.e. environmentally friendly products that are gaining in importance during the last years. As a basis the article written by Janssen and Jager (2002) is being examined and described in detail. It works with simulating both consumers and firms, whose behavioural characteristics are different and play a significant role in the diffusion process. On the one hand the behavioural characteristics, social processing and status seeking of the consumers and on the other hand the flexibility of firms concerning the adaptation to new technologies is being modelled. The aim of the study is to show how these behavioural characteristics influence the diffusion process, where the most interesting result has shown that the adaptation of firms to new technologies has a significant impact on group of consumers adapting the green innovation in an early phase. The results also revealed that the diffusion process is faster for deliberate consumers in markets with no adaptability to new technologies than in markets where the adaptation takes place. Moreover the paper also gives an overview about similar studies conducted in the field of agent-based simulations of diffusion processes. Finally these studies are critically compared with the basic article in order to come up with further research possibilities. These include incorporating the effects of marketing activities and the use of strategies appealing to environmental consciousness on the diffusion process as well as studying the phenomenon of overadoption of an innovation.
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Yoga is more than exercise poses: It is a mind-body-spirit lifestyle. Here Sara Ivanhoe leads you through a practical body-toning yoga practice and inspires you to firm up, stretch out, and be your own best coach. She targets all major muscles groups and also cultivates internal calmness and self acceptance. She urges you to have fun with yoga, to burn calories, and to love your own body. Mix this efficient practice into your regular cross-training regimen at least twice a week. Beginner-Intermediate fitness levels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Ivanhoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/iamp/000011de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.