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

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dc.contributor.author Salaheldin, S.I.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-31T06:13:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-31T06:13:09Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Volume 18, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 443-460 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17410380710743806
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10590
dc.description.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
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
dc.subject Advanced manufacturing technologies en_US
dc.subject Corporate ownership en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject Manufacturing systems en_US
dc.subject Organizational design en_US
dc.title The impact of organizational characteristics on AMT adoption: A study of Egyptian manufacturers en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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