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Redefining Industrial Maintenance Activity in the Modern Organization of Industrial Companies


  • Vasile DEAC

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Gheorghe CARSTEA

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Constantin BAGU

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Florea PARVU

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


The maintenance activity isn’t a purpose in itself, it’s a necessity of which “the production suffers” and the financial agent “considers too expensive”. It often exists a conflict between the production units and the maintenance department, not only for a short term, but, sometimes, for a long term, imposing a rigorous definition of each person’s responsibilities. Considering the mutations in the industrial equipments’ technical complexity and the accidental failures’ catastrophic consequences from the economic and/or social point of view, it should be assigned a new dimension to the maintenance activity. One of the imperatives imposed to this action is represented by modern means of informing through the maintenance’s operational computerization.

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  • Vasile DEAC & Gheorghe CARSTEA & Constantin BAGU & Florea PARVU, 2010. "Redefining Industrial Maintenance Activity in the Modern Organization of Industrial Companies," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(2), pages 245-259, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:245-259

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    maintenance’s progress; total productive maintenance; cooperation in maintenance; the maintenance’s costs minimization; maintenance’s operational computerization.;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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