To determine the critical success factors (CSFs) for continuous improvement projects in the public sector.
Theoretical paper based on a literature review.
It would appear that there are factors that are important in manufacturing organisations that do not figure in service/public sector organisations and vice versa.
As few papers were identified, further research must be carried out into the CSFs to see if the differences between manufacturing, service and public sector organisations are substantiated.
This work identifies aspects that must be in place for the successful implementation of a continuous improvement project and should be used by those wishing to initiate a project within their organisation.
This paper highlights the similarities and differences between manufacturing, service and public sector organisations.
Fryer, K.J., Antony, J. and Douglas, A. (2007), "Critical success factors of continuous improvement in the public sector: A literature review and some key findings", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 497-517. https://doi.org/10.1108/09544780710817900
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