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dc.contributor.advisorMohamed, Sherif
dc.contributor.authorVeltmeyer, Johanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:26:38Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:26:38Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/1676
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366146
dc.description.abstractTotal Quality Management (TQM) has been subjected to definitional ambiguities among scholars and practitioners in the sense that there is a lack of consensus as to the exact meaning of the term. While some authors contend that TQM is a set of management values, others conceptualise it as a strategy and philosophy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TQM is acknowledged as a critical, comprehensive and complex management topic which based on a large number of principles embraces all aspects of the organisation as well as its customers and suppliers. Despite a plethora of TQM research studies; there is an evident scarcity in scholarly literature about the hierarchical nature of TQM drivers and enablers. The paucity of research on how TQM drivers and enablers influence each other, and how they, individually or collectively, influence organisational outcomes is surprising in light of the widespread adoption of TQM. In the Australian context, TQM is deployed widely through compliance with: (1) the international management standard ISO 9001, or (2) through an elemental approach as promoted by many of the TQM practitioners, consultants and professed experts in the field, or (3) by alignment with the prize-criteria Australian Business Excellence Framework (ABEF), or more often, some combination of all three approaches. In view of the above, this research study reports on a critical investigation of the hierarchical nature of TQM drivers and enablers. A review of the literature identified 16 drivers and enablers group elements (attributes), which positively influence organisational outcomes. The study adopted Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) to help structure the collective knowledge of a group of TQM experts (via a pilot study) in order to construct a hierarchical network representation of the complex pattern of the contextual relationship among all pairs of identified drivers and enablers. Eleven experts from differing organisations in industry, academia and the government participated in this pilot study. The collective views and responses were developed into an online Research Questionnaire, which 159 respondents from differing Australian organisations completed.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsTQM drivers and enablersen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTotal quality managementen_US
dc.subject.keywordsInterpretive Structural Modelling (ISM)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsStructural modellingen_US
dc.titleA Critical Investigation into the Heirarchical Nature of TQM Drivers and Enablers using Structural modellingen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorStewart, Rodney
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1370488914125en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT1425en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.griffith.authorVeltmeyer, John


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