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Quality, productivity and business performance in home based brassware manufacturing units

Kapil Deo Prasad (Department of Production Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Patna, India)
Sanjay Kumar Jha (Department of Production Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra), Ranchi, India)
Anand Prakash (Department of Telecom & Marketing, Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management, Pune, India)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 9 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper examines the ways in which the concepts of “quality”, “productivity” and “business performance” are dealt in the literature to exhibit that terms used within these fields are vaguely defined and poorly understood. The purpose of this paper is to define quality, productivity and business performance along with their linkages for home-based brassware manufacturing units.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reviews related academic literature mostly since past ten years.

Findings

This paper clarifies meaning and linkages of quality, productivity and business performance in home-based brassware manufacturing units.

Research limitations/implications

The meaning and interpretations of quality, productivity and business performance may differ for other manufacturing units.

Practical implications

This paper highlights determinants of quality, productivity and business performance using key performance areas as applied explicitly for home-based brassware manufacturing units. The systems approach has been applied to understand productivity.

Originality/value

This paper creates terminologies that reduce the existing confusion with the field for applications in academia and brassware industry.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the editors and the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions which greatly helped the authors for making the contents more value adding.

Citation

Prasad, K.D., Jha, S.K. and Prakash, A. (2015), "Quality, productivity and business performance in home based brassware manufacturing units", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 64 No. 2, pp. 270-287. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-02-2014-0029

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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