The impact of organizational characteristics on AMT adoption: A study of Egyptian manufacturers

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Author Salaheldin, S.I. en_US
Available date 2009-12-31T06:13:09Z en_US
Publication Date 2007 en_US
Citation Salaheldin Ismail Salaheldin, (2007) "The impact of organizational characteristics on AMT adoption: A study of Egyptian manufacturers", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 18 Iss: 4, pp.443 - 460 en_US
URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410380710743806 en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10590 en_US
Abstract Purpose - This research seeks to empirically explore and examine the impact of organizational characteristics, i.e. firm size, type of production system, organizational design and type of ownership, on advanced manufacturing technology (AMTs) adoption in the Egyptian industrial sector; and to identify the similarities and dissimilarities of the nature of AMT adoption in Egypt compared to different contexts. Design/methodology/approach - The analysis was based on a survey of 200 Egyptian manufacturing firms where 61 relevant responses were received (response rate of 30.5 percent). Findings - The need for adopting AMTs is likely to be greater when companies are larger and their marketing strategy involves a combination of make to order and make to stock products. Practical implications - Improving work force' skills through enhancing training programs is important for the successful implementation of AMTs. Originality/value - The current study presents the state of the art of AMT adoption in Egypt. So, it will add to the operations management literature additional empirical contributions in the area of AMT adoption in less developed countries. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
Subject Advanced manufacturing technologies en_US
Subject Corporate ownership en_US
Subject Egypt en_US
Subject Manufacturing systems en_US
Subject Organizational design en_US
Title The impact of organizational characteristics on AMT adoption: A study of Egyptian manufacturers en_US
Type Article en_US


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