The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity

Today, organizations in an environment with growing changes, should be flexible enough to manage unpredictable threats and opportunities in an uncertain future and lead to better performance. Also, they should optimize their business processes to achieve operational efficiency. Besides, Operational...

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Main Authors: Mostafa Ebrahimpour Azbari, Mohsen Akbari, Fatemeh Rafiei Rashtababdi
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Published: Allameh Tabataba'i University Press 2018-07-01
Series:Muṭāli̒āt-i Mudīriyyat-i Ṣan̒atī
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Online Access:http://jims.atu.ac.ir/article_8785_edc29e29750bc18775f2634401899821.pdf
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spelling doaj-3f878f5c182d4468819c547f8254787f2020-11-25T02:28:07ZfasAllameh Tabataba'i University PressMuṭāli̒āt-i Mudīriyyat-i Ṣan̒atī2251-80292018-07-011649376610.22054/JIMS.2018.8785The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive CapacityMostafa Ebrahimpour Azbari Mohsen Akbari Fatemeh Rafiei RashtababdiToday, organizations in an environment with growing changes, should be flexible enough to manage unpredictable threats and opportunities in an uncertain future and lead to better performance. Also, they should optimize their business processes to achieve operational efficiency. Besides, Operational absorptive Capacity is a significant learning capabilities that may explain why some companies are enable to create a more effective response to environmental uncertainties. In this study, the impact of environmental uncertainty mediated by manufacturing flexibility and operational efficiency and moderating role of operational absorptive capacity on the performance of manufacturing firms has been tested. Also, the effect of manufacturing flexibility on the operational efficiency has been tested. A questionnaire is used as an instrument to collect data that is provided by experts and managers of 101 manufacturing companies in Rasht province. For the data analysis, structural equation modeling techniques (SEM) with the approach of Partial Least Squares (PLS) has been used. The results show that the company's performance can be improved by increasing manufacturing flexibility and operational efficiency . Also, with increasing flexibility, can provide more effective responses to environmental changes. The results confirmed the effect of manufacturing flexibility on the operational efficiency, as well as moderating role of operational absorptive capacity http://jims.atu.ac.ir/article_8785_edc29e29750bc18775f2634401899821.pdfManufacturing Flexibility; Operational Absorptive Capacity; Operational Efficiency; Environmental Uncertainty; Performance
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author Mostafa Ebrahimpour Azbari
Mohsen Akbari
Fatemeh Rafiei Rashtababdi
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Mohsen Akbari
Fatemeh Rafiei Rashtababdi
The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
Muṭāli̒āt-i Mudīriyyat-i Ṣan̒atī
Manufacturing Flexibility; Operational Absorptive Capacity; Operational Efficiency; Environmental Uncertainty; Performance
author_facet Mostafa Ebrahimpour Azbari
Mohsen Akbari
Fatemeh Rafiei Rashtababdi
author_sort Mostafa Ebrahimpour Azbari
title The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
title_short The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
title_full The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
title_fullStr The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
title_full_unstemmed The Impact of Environmental Uncertainty, Manufacturing Flexibility and Operational Efficiency on Firm Performance: The Moderating role of the Operational Absorptive Capacity
title_sort impact of environmental uncertainty, manufacturing flexibility and operational efficiency on firm performance: the moderating role of the operational absorptive capacity
publisher Allameh Tabataba'i University Press
series Muṭāli̒āt-i Mudīriyyat-i Ṣan̒atī
issn 2251-8029
publishDate 2018-07-01
description Today, organizations in an environment with growing changes, should be flexible enough to manage unpredictable threats and opportunities in an uncertain future and lead to better performance. Also, they should optimize their business processes to achieve operational efficiency. Besides, Operational absorptive Capacity is a significant learning capabilities that may explain why some companies are enable to create a more effective response to environmental uncertainties. In this study, the impact of environmental uncertainty mediated by manufacturing flexibility and operational efficiency and moderating role of operational absorptive capacity on the performance of manufacturing firms has been tested. Also, the effect of manufacturing flexibility on the operational efficiency has been tested. A questionnaire is used as an instrument to collect data that is provided by experts and managers of 101 manufacturing companies in Rasht province. For the data analysis, structural equation modeling techniques (SEM) with the approach of Partial Least Squares (PLS) has been used. The results show that the company's performance can be improved by increasing manufacturing flexibility and operational efficiency . Also, with increasing flexibility, can provide more effective responses to environmental changes. The results confirmed the effect of manufacturing flexibility on the operational efficiency, as well as moderating role of operational absorptive capacity
topic Manufacturing Flexibility; Operational Absorptive Capacity; Operational Efficiency; Environmental Uncertainty; Performance
url http://jims.atu.ac.ir/article_8785_edc29e29750bc18775f2634401899821.pdf
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