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Title: TQM implementation: An empirical examination and proposed generic model
Authors: Gallear, D
Ghobadian, A
Keywords: Total quality management;Implementation process;Organizational change;Non-prescriptive model
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Omega, 29(4): 343-359, Aug 2001
Abstract: Total quality management (TQM) is considered by many as an important quality and business performance improvement tool. The popularity of the concept has led to an explosion of TQM related literature. A careful review of the literature suggests that most publications recount the experiences or perceptions of the authors or deal with single case organisations. Furthermore, there is a dearth of empirical research and literature dealing with TQM's implementation process. This paper reports the findings of a research project that empirically examined the process of TQM implementation in a sample of organisations widely regarded as leading exponents of TQM. The paper presents a non-prescriptive model of the TQM implementation process derived from the findings and proposes an "outcome driven" approach as an alternative to the more commonplace TQM implementation strategies.
ISSN: 0305-0483
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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