Exploring differences between private and public organizations in business excellence models

Hendry Raharjo (Division of Service Management and Logistics, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Henrik Eriksson (Division of Service Management and Logistics, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Publication date: 4 December 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the differences between public and private organizations in the paths of business excellence models and to identify the key drivers for creating business results and customer satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

The partial least squares structural equation modeling technique is used to compare the path coefficients and to identify the key driver constructs for creating business results.

Findings

The variation in endogenous constructs is found to be more difficult to explain or predict for private organizations than for public organizations, despite the fact that the performance of private organizations is almost always higher than or equal to the performance of public ones in all criteria. The effect of “leadership” on “management of processes” is significantly higher in public organizations than in private ones. However, “management of processes” in public organizations does not seem to translate into “results.” The effect of “strategic planning” on creating business “results” is negative for public organizations and remains inconclusive, due to insufficient evidence, for private organizations.

Research limitations/implications

The results may not be generally applicable to other countries. However, they do support the move toward more tailor-made models for specific sectors.

Practical implications

It is necessary to review the national business excellence model in order to fit specific sectors.

Originality/value

This is the first study to investigate the differences between private and public organizations in the Swedish business excellence model.

Keywords

Citation

Hendry Raharjo and Henrik Eriksson (2017) "Exploring differences between private and public organizations in business excellence models", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 37 No. 12, pp. 1795-1816

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-09-2015-0593

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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