Study the effect of certain agility capabilities on organizational agility at staff offices of the national Iranian South oil company (Nisoc)

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Study the effect of certain agility capabilities on organizational agility at staff offices of the national Iranian South oil company (Nisoc)

Ghanbar Amirnejad, Bijan Pishejoo
J. Bio. Env. Sci.6( 2), 495-503, February 2015.
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Nowadays, many organizations consider organizational agility crucial for survival and ongoing competition, because it empowers any organization to develop a series of distinct capabilities so as to rapidly and constantly respond to changes and take advantage of new opportunities. This study mainly intends to examine the effect of certain agility capabilities on organizational agility. The statistical population comprises a total of 455 employees working at staff offices of the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), among which 206 individuals were selected as sample based on the Morgan’s Table through simple random sampling. For data collection, two standard questionnaires were employed. In order to analyze the data, SPSS and LISREL were employed. The results of structural equations modeling suggested that the agility capabilities (i.e. competency, flexibility, responsiveness, promptitude and technology) leave a significantly positive effect on organizational agility. Finally in this regard, several recommendations were made concerning the results.


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