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Die Bedeutung des Begriffes Agilität in der theoretischen Wirtschaftsliteratur

  • This thesis aims to identify various individual definitions of the term agility in business literature and to analyse their core characteristics in order to develop a universally applicable agility model that helps to understand the focus of each agility definition. In the process, commonalities and differences between a large number of individual agility definitions are examined with the help of content analysis. The methodological procedure of the content analysis is based on word identification on the one hand and implication analysis on the other. With the help of the results of the content analysis, dimensions are developed which group commonalities of different definitions. By combining the dimensions and the results of the content analysis, a model is created that makes it possible to categorise all definitions of the term agility in the business literature and make them comparable with each other. The results of the individual definitions applied to the model show that there are different views and understandings of the term agility. For example, the term agility can symbolise extrinsic motivation or intrinsic motivation and a focus on threats or goals for the company. The agility understanding model manages to successfully map all the focuses of the authors of the agility definitions and shows that there is no universally valid definition of the term agility.

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Author:Sebastian Leidich
Advisor:Armin Trost
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2021
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2021/04/12
Degree Program:IBW - Internationale Betriebswirtschaft
Functional area:Business Strategy
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