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Photographing the relationship between corporate culture and implementation of quality practices


  • MAG, Andreea-Dora


This research paper investigates how different types of corporate culture have an influence upon the successful implementation of quality improvement methods, in particular Total Quality Management and Six Sigma practices. Starting from the definitions comprised by the specialized literature and Quinns Competing Values Framework, we have illustrated the direct relationship that exists between organizational culture and quality practices and possible reasons for it. The conclusions drawn include some brief observations regarding the directions in which the topic of this paper can be extended in order to obtain more precise results with practical applicability as well as some limits of the premises assumed.

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  • MAG, Andreea-Dora, 2011. "Photographing the relationship between corporate culture and implementation of quality practices," Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine, Romanian Distribution Committee, vol. 2(1), pages 64-70, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rdc:journl:v:2:y:2011:i:1:p:64-70

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    1. Kumar, U. Dinesh & Nowicki, David & Ramirez-Marquez, Jose Emmanuel & Verma, Dinesh, 2008. "On the optimal selection of process alternatives in a Six Sigma implementation," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 456-467, February.
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    Total Quality Management; Six Sigma; Corporate Culture;
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    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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