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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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An analysis of the feasibility of developing a generic model for the implementation of total quality management within the National Health Service

Nwabueze, Uche January 1995 (has links)
This is an exploratory case study evaluating the process of TQM implementation in the 23 TQM demonstration sites in the NHS. These sites were set up in 1989 by the Department of Health as centres of excellence for the implementation of TQM. An earlier study' evaluating TQM in the NHS failed to adequately contextualise the reasons for the argument that orthodox TQM has failed in the NHS. Against this background, it became necessary to carry out an extensive reassessment of TQM initiatives in the NHS. The central thrust of the study involves the identification of: i.the differing modes of implementation of TQM across the sites; ii.the difficulties managers were encountering in the implementation of TQM - barriers to the implementation of TQM; iii.the critical key success factors for the successful implementation of TQM in theNHS; and, iv.based on empirical evidence seeks to determine whether a specific model of TQM is required in the NHS. As Francis Bacon noted, 'if anyone wants to understand nature, he has to study nature rather than base their understanding on Aristotle's postulations of nature. This is because Aristotle did not understand nature, his ideas about nature were not empirically determined'2 Hence, to gain a conceptual understanding of TQM, it is necessary to understand 'implementation' and not base understanding on the outmoded ideas of the Gurus, whose philosophies are not grounded in empirical data. Thus, the TQM literature is inundated with TQM models that are based on anecdotal evidence and the personal prescriptions of TQM writers'. This situation has led to a call by a number of writers' for an empirically determined implementation model for TQM; particularly in the healthcare setting. To determine whether such a model is required in the NHS, this exploratory study used a unique combination of qualitative and quantitative data to sample 23 Quality Managers at the 23 TQM sites in order to provide an accurate rendition of the TQM process in the NHS. The study makes a valid contribution to the quality literature, by contending that TQM has not failed in the NHS as earlier suggested by one stud?, but is yet to be tried. Allegations of failure arise from improper implementation, which is itself symptomatic of the lack of a context-specific model for the implementation of TQM in the NHS. The conclusion was reached from a number of perspectives: (1) the critique of current TQM literature which is based on the personal ideas of quality management proponents (Chapter Three). (2) a reconceptualisation of the implementation of TQM. The study suggests that the traditional paradigms of TQM lack adequate contextualisation. They only provide answers for the "what" of TQM in the form of step-by-step approaches, or of TQM as a vehicle for culture change, without providing the practising manager with the 'how' of the implementation process. This apparent limitation, the author suggests, makes TQM orthodoxy inappropriate to deal with the complexities of the NHS (Chapter Four). (3) the study also found that the suggestions in the literature that the barriers to the implementation of TQM have generic applicability across organisations is a misnomer. In most of the hospitals the difficulties that quality managers were facing were specific to the organisational context (Chapter Five). (4) seventeen critical success factors were identified as valid and specific to the NHS. These factors, unlike the 'Ten Critical Success Factors' identified by Black6 are of equal importance for the implementation of TQM and are not categorised on a scale of importance (Chapter Seven). In the final analysis, the study, as a major contribution to knowledge in the quality management field, provides the first empirically determined context specific model for the implementation of TQM in the NHS. The model represents the first problem specific model validated by the experiences of fifteen quality managers in the NHS. It provides an empirical understanding of the 'nature' of the implementation of TQM within the confines of the British National Health Service. In addition, a measurement framework to monitor the progress of TQM at various stages of the implementation process is offered (Chapter Seven).
2

The role of leadership in achieving total quality management in the UK service sector : a multi-paradigm study

Kelemen, Mihaela Ligia January 1995 (has links)
No description available.
3

Total quality management through continuous improvement in service industries

Kandampully, Jaya Anand January 1993 (has links)
No description available.
4

The role(s) of ISO 9000 quality management systems in the management of educational institutions : an empirical and theoretical analysis

Clark, Michael Colin January 1998 (has links)
No description available.
5

Assessment and self-assessment of total quality management in organisations using knowledge-based techniques

Doherty, William January 1995 (has links)
No description available.
6

The acceptability of Total Quality Management in the Islamic culture of Yemen

Al-Zomany, Yasser M. A. January 2002 (has links)
No description available.
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The feasibility of introducing Total Quality Management into Oman Telecommunication Company (OMANTEL)

Al-Raisi, Abdullah M. January 2000 (has links)
Total Quality Management (TQM) and the issues relating to its implementation have been widely discussed and debated in the business and management literature during the last few years, particularly in the West. The implementation of TQM principles, concepts and methods in an organisation has been regarded as a real movement towards transforming its culture and improving its management processes and the quality of its services and products. Nevertheless, available data on TQM implementation within the context of the developing countries are limited or mainly focused on the manufacturing sector. Little research has been carried out on the subject within the service sector, particularly within the telecommunication sector. The issues relating to TQM implementation in this study are investigated within the context of a developing country; namely Oman; more particularly, within the context of the Omani telecommunication sector. Against this background, this study examines the feasibility of introducing TQM into Oman Telecommunications Company (OMANTEL). The study provides an analysis and assesses the extent to which there is a need for TQM implementation in OMANTEL, and the extent to which the company's internal environment is compatible with the tenets of TQM. The study is based on both secondary and primary data analysis. The secondary data are used to delineate the underpinning principles, methods, tools and techniques of TQM and to offer a background to the organisation under investigation. The secondary data were obtained through a survey of TQM literature and the archival data relating to OMANTEL. The primary data were obtained through an empirical study by questionnaire and conducting several interviews within OMANTEL. The primary data obtained are presented to manifest the extent to which it is feasible to introduce TQM in OMANTEL and to offer recommendations that would enhance this feasibility. The secondary data analysis reveals that there are several emerging trends in the Omani telecom sector that entail some changes in OMANTEL. The secondary data analysis reveals that TQM has much to offer to OMANTEL in order to meet those emerging trends. The primary data analysis reveals that there is a limited knowledge and understanding amongst OMANTEL's personnel of TQM and that there is a significant need for TQM implementation in OMANTEL. The primary data analysis reveals that there are some barriers that could be encountered in implementing TQM in OMANTEL; nevertheless, there are some driving forces that could facilitate this implementation. The primary data also reveals that the internal environment of OMANTEL is conductive to implementing the elements, concepts and principles of the proposed TQM framework.
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Les déterminants de la réussite pérenne du management par la qualité totale : cas du groupe CODIM2 / Determinants of long-term success of total quality management : In the group Codim2

Belabbes, Mehdi El 14 December 2013 (has links)
Notre thèse repose sur le constat, confirmé par les auteurs et les professionnels, que le management par la qualité totale (TQM) est un mode de gestion centré sur la qualité, visant la rentabilité à long terme par la satisfaction des clients et l'amélioration continue de l'ensemble des processus de production. Notre travail a pour objectif d’explorer les déterminants qui assurent la pérennité de la réussite de ce système managérial. En adoptant un mode exploratoire de recherche basé sur une étude clinique, nous avons choisi le groupe CODIM comme un terrain pour effectuer notre étude de cas. Dans cette perspective, notre question de recherche est formulée de la manière suivante :- Quels sont les déterminants de la réussite pérenne du management par la qualité totale ?Nous avons entrepris de répondre à cette interrogation lors d’une recherche en trois phases :• Une phase de conceptualisation qui comprenait une étude approfondie du concept du management par la qualité totale, fondée sur l’expérience des auteurs et sur la littérature existante, ainsi que l’étude des théories et des pratiques liées au TQM.• La seconde phase visait à élaborer un modèle idéal des déterminants de réussite du management par la qualité totale, concrétisé par l'ensemble des variables explicatives de notre question centrale.• La troisième phase consistait à expérimenter notre modèle théorique et à tester nos hypothèses grâce à une étude qualitative suivie d'une étude quantitative. / Our thesis is based on the fact, confirmed by the authors and professionals that the total quality management (TQM) is a management focused on quality, for the long-term profitability by customer satisfaction and improving all continuous production process. Our work aims to explore the determinants that ensure the sustainability of the success of the managerial system. By adopting an exploratory search mode based on a clinical study, we chose the CODIM group as a ground for making our case study. In this context, our research question is formulated as follows :- What are the determinants of long-term success of the total quality management ?We set out to answer this question during a search of three phases:• A conceptualization phase that included a thorough study of the concept of total quality management , based on the authors experience and the literature, and the study of theories and practices related to TQM .• The second phase was to develop an ideal model of the determinants of success in total quality management, embodied by the set of explanatory variables in our central issue.• The third phase was to test our theoretical model and test our hypotheses through a qualitative study followed by a quantitative study.
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A multiple perspective approach to information system quality

Vidgen, Richard January 1996 (has links)
The motivation for this research is a concern with the high rate of information system failures reported in the academic literature and in practitioner publications. It is proposed that the adoption of the customer-centred ideals and methods of quality management in information system development will increase the likelihood of the delivery of successful information systems. The approach taken in the research is to work with the ideas of multiple perspectives - organizational effectiveness, work-life quality, and technical artefact quality - and multiple stakeholders. The research approach is to use action research. The fieldwork comprises three phases. The first phase involved interviewing system developers and the second phase consisted of two case studies of implemented information systems. This preliminary analysis, together with a theoretical investigation of the foundations of quality, was used to inform the development of a quality approach to information system development. The information system development methodology (ISDM) is based upon Multiview, a multiple perspective approach to information system development, and the total quality management method used is quality function deployment. The resultant hybrid methodology is known as ISDM/Q. The ISDM/Q is tested using action research on a live system development project concerned with the development of a wind tunnel control and data collection system. Extensive organizational analysis was conducted to place this software development within a wider organizational context, involving quality requirements workshops and quality planning. The outcomes of the research are assessed in terms of the learning recorded with respect to the framework of ideas, the methodology (ISDM/Q) and the domain in which the action research took place. The field work showed that there were benefits to using a quality metaphor in information system development but that this would require a significant change in the culture and style of information system development organizations. A practical contribution of the research is the development of quality function deployment for information system development.
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Motivation and quality management in academic library and information services

Mistry, Virendra January 2001 (has links)
As management fashions go, few have been more pervasive than Quality Management Systems (QMS) like Total Quality Management (TQM) and BS EN ISO 9000 (ISO 9000). Their prominence was fuelled by a mixture of ideological and economic considerations as, by the early to mid-1990s, many organisations were keen to indicate that they were active participants of the `quality revolution'. The exponential growth of interest in QMS was reflected in the library literature although only a small percentage of academic library and information services (LIS) subscribed to the systems. The thesis examines the relationship between QMS and motivation in such organisations. It ventures beyond the benign vision of the `quality gurus' by critically considering the relevance QMS might have for understanding contemporary developments within the organisation and management of academic LIS. The investigation determined that the quality of implementation is a key factor. In addition to senior management commitment, staff are motivated to QMS if there are accompanying changes in communication and training. The more successful LIS were those that did not treat staff as if they were barriers to change, but involved them in the process of implementation. While there were many stated improvements it was discovered that many of the `new' practices within the QMS LIS were not dissimilar to many of the initiatives in their non-QMS LIS counterparts. The investigator identified factors that also limit QMS as a framework for motivation and posits that the crux of the problem can be traced to the concept of `quality' itself. As a self-evident good, workers become morally bound to quality, which enhances their own exploitation. There was evidence that managers can use this legitimating device to quell resistance, via peer pressure, and instil cultural homogeneity.

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