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Strategic maneuvers for outsourcing flexibility: An empirical assessment. Decision Science, 39(3), 407–443. Simon, H. A. (1947). Administrative behavior. New York: The Free Press. Sushil. (1997). Flexible systems management: An evolving paradigm. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 14(4), 259–275. Sushil. (1999). Flexibility in management. New Delhi: Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, Vikas Publishing House. Sushil. (2000a). Systemic flexibility. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 1(1), 77–80.

One approach to uncertainty is to move toward employing more contingent and ­outsourced labour, and shrinking the core workforce (Kalleberg 2001). Another approach is to create more resilient and agile organizations by investing in workforce retention, innovation and capability development (Burgess and Connell 2013). Both approaches recognize the need for increased organizational flexibility in order to respond to ongoing economic and technological disruption. Contemporary organizations also have to manage more diverse and international workforces.

2006). Management of flexibility in projects. International Journal of Project Management, 24(1), 66–74. O’Reilly, C. , & Tushman, M. L. (1996). Ambidextrous organizations: Managing evolutionary and revolutionary change. California Management Review, 38(4), 8–30. O’Reilly, C. , Tushman, M. L. (2004, April). The ambidextrous organization. Harvard Business Review, 82(4), 74–83. Pettigrew, A. M. (2000). Linking change processes to outcomes. In M. Beer & N. ), Breaking the code of change. Boston: HBS Press.

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