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The strength of Japanese companies: a proposed TQM framework using ATLAS.ti

Ahmad, M. F. and Zakuan, N. and Chin, T. and C., S. Wei and R. M. Rasi, R. Z. and A. Hamid, N. A. and A. Rahman, N. A. (2018) The strength of Japanese companies: a proposed TQM framework using ATLAS.ti. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 12 (1). pp. 431-440. ISSN 22898107

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Abstract

Total quality management (TQM) has been implemented because of strong global market rivalry. One of Japanese companies’ strength is TQM practices. Japanese companies have succeeded in global market mainly due to the effective adoption of TQM practices. It is proved that Japanese companies have dominated in much industry such as electrical and electronic, and automotive. Many previous studies discussed about comparing TQM performs between Japanese and non-Japanese companies. However, most of them were given less emphasis on exploring Japanese TQM strength based on relationship diagram amongst TQM, tools and techniques and business performance, which was identified as the theoretical gap. The main impact of this study is to identify the strength of Japanese companies through relationship diagram based on previous works. Qualitative study has been applied using Atlas.ti and meta-analysis. Based on the result, Japanese companies emphasise in application of tools and techniques and human resource developments in their companies. Tools and techniques have relationship between TQM and business performance to succeed higher impact of TQM practices on their business performance. Finally, authors have proposed a conceptual model for understanding the strength of Japanese companies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total quality management (TQM); business performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 07:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 07:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11289
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