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Title: Agility and flexibility in international business research: A comprehensive review and future research directions
Authors: Christofi, Michael 
Pereira, Vijay 
Vrontis, Demetris 
Tarba, Shlomo 
Thrassou, Alkis 
Major Field of Science: Social Sciences
Field Category: Economics and Business
Keywords: Agility;Flexibility;International business research;Systematic review
Issue Date: Apr-2021
Source: Journal of World Business, 2021, vol. 56, no. 3, articl. no.101194
Volume: 56
Issue: 3
Journal: Journal of World Business 
Abstract: This study explores 134 articles on agility and flexibility research published in the top-nine international business (IB) journals. Accordingly, we critically analyze, map and structure flexibility and agility research in IB, and synthesize the findings into an integrative framework. The paper identifies a wide range of definitions of the concept and a lot of work on its conceptualization. However, studies at the individual and institutional levels of analyses are scarce, and the concept is under-theorized, as there is a dearth of real theoretical underpinnings in this research stream. Thus, in addressing this gap, more qualitative and interdisciplinary research is needed.
ISSN: 1090-9516
DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101194
Rights: © Elsevier
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Neoma Business School 
University of Nicosia 
University of Birmingham 
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