Organisational Flexibility and Competitiveness

  • M. K. Nandakumar
  • Sanjay Jharkharia
  • Abhilash S. Nair

Part of the Flexible Systems Management book series (FLEXSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. M. K. Nandakumar, Sanjay Jharkharia, Abhilash S. Nair
    Pages 1-6
  3. Strategic Flexibility and Competitiveness

  4. Organizational and Human Resource Flexibility

  5. Information Systems Flexibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Krishnadas Nanath, Radhakrishna R. Pillai
      Pages 181-195
    3. K. S. Raghuveer, Ranjit Kuppili, Parimi Nikhil
      Pages 213-222
  6. Financial Flexibility and Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223

About this book


The volume is intended to provide a conceptual framework of ‘Organisational Flexibility and Competitiveness’ supported by research studies in various types of flexibilities exhibited by an organisation. The need for enterprise flexibility in an era of rapidly advancing technology, increasing competition, and globalization, is apparent. Flexibility can be thought of as an ability of the enterprise to quickly and efficiently respond to market changes and to bring new products and services quickly to the market place. Beyond this definition, a truly flexible enterprise should proactively change the market through its ability to create truly new and innovative products and services. The book applies the concept of flexibility to various functional areas: strategy and competitiveness, organization and HR management, information systems, finance and risk management, operations and supply chain management.


Financial Flexibility and Risk Management Information Systems and Flexibility Operations and Supply Chain Flexibility Organizational and Human Resources Flexibility Strategic Flexibility and Competitiveness

Editors and affiliations

  • M. K. Nandakumar
    • 1
  • Sanjay Jharkharia
    • 2
  • Abhilash S. Nair
    • 3
  1. 1.Strategic Management AreaIndian Institute of Management KozhikodeKunnamangalam, KozhikodeIndia
  2. 2.Quantitative Methods and Operations Management AreaIndian Institute of Management KozhlkodeKunnamangalam, KozhlkodeIndia
  3. 3.Finance, Accounting and Control AreaIndian Institute of Management KozhikodeKunnamangalam, KozhikodeIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1667-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1668-1
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