Article | 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden | Diffusion of Quality Management: An Empirical Test of an Analytical Framework

Title:
Diffusion of Quality Management: An Empirical Test of an Analytical Framework
Author:
Sverker Alänge: Quality Sciences, Dept. Of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, G√∂teborg, Sweden Annika Steiber: Quality Sciences, Dept. of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, G√∂teborg, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden
Issue:
026
Article no.:
106
No. of pages:
8
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Published:
2008-02-15
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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New management knowledge and practices do not take root easily and the success rate for implementation of some well known approaches such as TQM; reengineering and balanced scorecards has been fairly low (Beer 2001). According to Spector& Beer (1994); 70% of corporations studied were disappointed with the effectiveness of total quality management. However; as was pointed out by Book et al. (2004) and Book (2006); one factor making it harder to research the effectiveness of quality management was that when fully implemented; quality becomes part of the daily work and hence; risks becoming an ‚Äėinvisible success‚Äô both for practitioners and for the researcher.

Regardless of the perceived difficulties in implementing new practices; organizations need to develop new ways in order to meet ever changing demands. Hence; there is a need to develop a deeper understanding of how new management practices and organizational innovations diffuse and what are the factors hindering or facilitating this diffusion. Alänge et al. (1998) presented a tentative analytical framework for studying the diffusion of organizational innovations; based on the developments in recent literature on technical innovation and their diffusion.

Keywords: Analytical framework; diffusion of innovation; organisational innovation; TQM

10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Sverker Alänge, Annika Steiber
Title:
Diffusion of Quality Management: An Empirical Test of an Analytical Framework
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10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Sverker Alänge, Annika Steiber
Title:
Diffusion of Quality Management: An Empirical Test of an Analytical Framework
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