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Evaluation of the Roles of Organizational structure on facilitating the agility in the software development companies: A case study of an Iranian Software Company. ORMR. 2011; 1 (3) :135-167
URL: http://ormr.modares.ac.ir/article-28-2391-en.html
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In the current era, organizations are trying to adapt themselves with rapid environmental changes in a dynamic manner. Since environmental changes influence many aspects of organizations, they should be capable of utilizing the appropriate solutions in order to survive in the competitive atmosphere. One of the best methods and structures to deal with the rapidly changing environment is to become structurally agile. Agile organizations are working through a special and unique organizational structure, which fits them and assists in being more effective in work processes and operations. One of the first steps of forming an agile organization is to shape the organizational structure appropriatly. The main objective of this study is to examine the impact of organizational structure on agility, which has led the authors to identify and measure the facilitating structural variables that improve organizational agility. By comprehensively studying relevant literature, the authors identified the most cited variables of measuring and improving the organizational structure. In the next step, a group of experts investigated the variables in order to determine their importance and priority on facilitating agility. Furthermore, based on a case study of one of the largest software development companies in Iran, the agility of this firm has been assessed and analyzed. The results of current research provide the scholars and practitioners with a set of practical suggestions and guidelines on how to become more agile in the current competitive market.

Received: 2011/08/28 | Accepted: 2011/10/23 | Published: 2011/12/16

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