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The dynamic relationship between competitive priorities and manufacturing best practices: a longitudinal analysis


  • Raffaella Cagliano
  • Federico Caniato
  • Matteo Kalchschmidt
  • Ruggero Golini



This work investigates the relationship between manufacturing best practices and competitive priorities. By means of data provided by four editions of the IMSS dataset, a longitudinal analysis is performed to analyze to which extent this relationship is stable over time. Results provide evidence that some best practices have always been adopted to pursue specific goals while others have changed their role over time. This work provides empirical evidence that the role of manufacturing best practices changes over time and it emphasizes the importance for companies to adopt specific practices to pursue clear competitive goals and not simply for imitation.

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  • Raffaella Cagliano & Federico Caniato & Matteo Kalchschmidt & Ruggero Golini, 2010. "The dynamic relationship between competitive priorities and manufacturing best practices: a longitudinal analysis," Working Papers 1009, Department of Economics and Technology Management, University of Bergamo.
  • Handle: RePEc:brh:wpaper:1009

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