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How to identify adaptability within SMEs: A case Study
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Date :  4th June 2023

Level : Masters thesis in industrial engineering and management, advanced level, 30 ECTS

Institution : School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalens University  

Authors :

  Afnan Abdul Amir

9 Maj 1998Onel Nabeel Polus

24 November 1998

Title: How to identify Adaptability within SMEs: A case Study

Supervisor: Mikael Johnsson

Keywords: Change Management, Adaptability, SMEs

Research Question : How can consult agencies identify the adaptability within SMEs?.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a process for the identification of  SMEs adaptability.

Method: This study adopted a qualitative research methodology using a abductive approach. This method facilitated an iterative exchange between the theoretical framework and empirical observations. The theoretical framework was based on scientific articles and the study was conducted as a case study to help the company identify the adaptability within its clients. The empirical data was collected through structured and semi-structured interviews divided between the different clients. The empirical data was structured on 7 interviews with project managers, team leaders and CEOs.

Conclusion: The conclusion that can be drawn from this study is that the adaptability to various market changes can be identified when a company analyzes the following three key factors: Leadership, Communication, and Knowledge.

Abstract [sv]

Datum: 4 Juni 2023

Nivå: Examensarbete i produkt och processutveckling, avancerad nivå, 30 Hp

Institution: Akademin för innovation, Design och teknik

Författare: 

  Afnan Abdul Amir

9 Maj 1998Onel Nabeel Polus

24 November 1998

Titel: How to identify adaptability within SMEs: A case Study

Handledare: Mikael Johnsson

Nyckelord: Ledning av förändringsarbete, Omställningsförmåga, SMEs

Syftet: Syftet med denna studie är att erbjuda en guide för fallföretaget att följa för att identifiera omställningsförmågan bland sina kunder.

Forskningsfråga : Hur kan konsultföretag identifiera omställningsförmågan bland SMEs?

Metod: Denna studie antog en kvalitativ forskningsmetod med en abduktiv ansats. Denna metod underlättade ett iterativt utbyte mellan den teoretiska ramen och empiriska observationer. Den teoretiska ramen baserades på vetenskapliga artiklar och studien genomfördes som en fallstudie för att hjälpa företaget att identifiera omställningsförmågan hos sina kunder. Datainsamlingen inkluderade strukturerade och semistrukturerade intervjuer där projektledare, teamledare och VD intervjuades för att skapa ett bredare perspektiv.

Slutsats: Slutsatsen som kunde dras från denna studie är att omställningsförmågan till olika förändringar i marknaden kan identifieras när ett företag analyserar de följande tre faktorer : Ledarskap, Kommunikation och Kunskap. 

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2023. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Change Management, Adaptability, SMEs
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63466OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-63466DiVA, id: diva2:1772331
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Product and Process Development
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2023-05-30, C3-003, Hamngatan 15, Eskilstuna, 13:56 (Swedish)
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