Business practices and performance in US manufacturing companies: an empirical investigation

Mandal, Purnendu, Venta, Enrique (Henry), and El-Houbi, Ashraf (2008) Business practices and performance in US manufacturing companies: an empirical investigation. International Journal of Business Excellence , 1 (1/2). pp. 141-159.

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During the last decade, US manufacturing firms have gone through major changes in organisational restructuring, workplace culture and manufacturing practices. There are doubts about the inherent strengths of US manufacturing; various agencies, decision-makers and researchers are not sure whether the manufacturing sector is in a position to meet tough global competition. This paper, based on a national survey of manufacturing companies, presents an overview of the present state of US manufacturing practices and firms' performances. Statistical techniques are employed to analyse and ascertain if there are significant relationships between process management practices, product quality, organisational culture, financial performance, technology and innovation.

Item ID: 29440
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1756-0055
Keywords: best practice; business excellence; organisational performance; organisational strategy; organisational culture; business environment; total quality management; TQM; survey; US manufacturing; statistical analysis; USA; United States; process management; product quality; financial performance; manufacturing technology; innovation
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 02:36
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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