|Author:||Tao, Shiu Chung Spencer|
|Title:||The impact of dynamic capabilities, manufacturing flexibility, organizational ambidexterity on firm performance : a theoretical model and an empirical study|
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
|Department:||Faculty of Business|
|Pages:||ix, 140 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm|
|Abstract:||This research is intended to study the impact of organizational abilities, namely, dynamic capabilities, manufacturing flexibility, and organizational ambidexterity on firm performance under uncertain environments. A novel research model inter-relating these constructs is proposed. Data collected through a survey of senior executives from manufacturing firms in a Hong Kong based industry federation are used to test the model using a Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis methodology. Using the PLS method to test the research model, the results show that dynamic capabilities do not have a direct effect on firm performance, whereas manufacturing flexibility and organizational ambidexterity display significant direct effects in the context of manufacturing firms. Besides, it is found that dynamic capabilities have direct effects on manufacturing flexibility and organizational ambidexterity and are fully mediated by both organizational abilities on firm performance. In testing the moderating effect, it is revealed that environmental uncertainty has a significant positive moderating effect between manufacturing flexibility and firm performance, but a negative effect between organizational ambidexterity and firm performance. However, environmental uncertainty has no moderating effect between dynamic capabilities and firm performance. The findings not only show the relative impact of dynamic capabilities, manufacturing flexibility and organizational ambidexterity on firm performance, but also the way manufacturing firms consider their strategic choices to cope with environmental uncertainty. Based upon this research finding of their inter-relationships, the top management of manufacturing firms needs to allocate their resources with caution in prioritizing their strategic choices in response to an uncertain environment.|
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