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Exploring the influence of cultural elements on Chinese manufacturing quality

David Fenwick (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Tugrul U. Daim (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Ibrahim Iskin (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Yasser Dahlawi (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)

Journal of Technology Management in China

ISSN: 1746-8779

Article publication date: 1 June 2010

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Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this paper is to identify the reasons behind the recent issues of Chinese manufacturing quality. This paper aims to discuss the influence of American managers as well as Chinese business cultural effects on Chinese manufacturing quality.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, two survey questionnaires have been prepared for the study based on literature review. Survey instruments were sent to American and Chinese business owners and managers who have a considerable amount of professional experience in the manufacturing area.

Findings

It is found that both American managers and Chinese business culture have influence on Chinese manufacturing quality.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to an understanding of the reasons behind the recent quality issues in Chinese manufacturing.

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Citation

Fenwick, D., Daim, T.U., Iskin, I. and Dahlawi, Y. (2010), "Exploring the influence of cultural elements on Chinese manufacturing quality", Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 141-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/17468771011053162

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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