Quality management: beyond the Japanese model

Patrick Dawson

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A key strategic objective behind the introduction of TQM centres on ensuring employee commitment and participation in continuous process innovation for the purpose of improving operational efficiencies and developing a competitive edge within the expanding and dynamic marketplace. Uses the experience of Pirelli Cables to describe employee responses to the process of establishing a “quality culture” and to illustrate how Japanese TQM programmes may not be well suited to building employee commitment within an Australian workforce which is culturally very diverse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Quality & Reliability Management
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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