Contingency planning is widely touted as a method of preparing for and confronting disruptions to organizational activity; its attributes are proposed to promote organizational flexibility. This study examines the relationship between information sharing, internal and external collaboration, and information technology use and organizational flexibility and develops a model that will provide both academicians and practitioners with a means of determining the attributes with the highest relationship to organizational flexibility. This knowledge will allow for prioritization of resources in the planning process. A survey of 50 professionals from various sectors of the government is used to test the hypotheses developed.
Skipper, Joseph B. and Landrum, W. Heath, "Toward the Understanding of Organizational Flexibility" (2008). SAIS 2008 Proceedings. 22.