Abstract Purpose of the text is to study a concept of development capability and possibility to express it quantitatively. Concept of organization's development is shown as process of eliminating gaps encountered by organization. A mathematical model of "problem cleaning" is used. It is shown that: There is a mathematical model of closing development gap, which involves characteristics of gap, of resources and parameters of development process. There are four quantities that determine performance of development process. They refer to organization's characteristics that are set by the strategic management. Model illustrates impact of strategic decisions on effectiveness of development and shows that "time to gap" is one of key factors that determine development capability.
Research in Logistics & Production to kwartalne, interdyscyplinarne, międzynarodowe czasopismo naukowe, w którym prezentowane są recenzowane artykuły. Czasopismo obejmuje wszystkie aspekty logistyki i produkcji.