Comparing Malaysian and Scottish Firms on Practices for Strategic Capability Management

Dekkers, R. and Kanapathy, K. (2014) Comparing Malaysian and Scottish Firms on Practices for Strategic Capability Management. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Selangor, Malaysia, 9-12 Dec 2014. pp. 223-227. ISBN 9781479964109 (doi:10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058633)

Dekkers, R. and Kanapathy, K. (2014) Comparing Malaysian and Scottish Firms on Practices for Strategic Capability Management. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Selangor, Malaysia, 9-12 Dec 2014. pp. 223-227. ISBN 9781479964109 (doi:10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058633)

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Abstract

The study of practices for Strategic Capacity Management at five Malaysian companies and four Scottish companies shows that the Malaysian manufacturing managers acted more reactive due to pressures by sales and processing orders, whereas the Scottish managers were implementing a manufacturing strategy more `independently'. Problems with suppliers, albeit sometimes caused by outsourcing, feature high on the list of challenges in both samples. Alignment of organisational structures and investment in technologies are seen by all as key to aligning the manufacturing strategy with the competitive strategy, though actual investments tend to be happening more in Scottish companies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Dekkers, R., and Kanapathy, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:IEEE
ISBN:9781479964109
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