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Performance assessment of the operations strategy of credit unions

Poliana Martins (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Pato Branco, Brazil) (Centro Universitário de Pato Branco, Pato Branco, Brazil)
Edson Pinheiro de Lima (Industrial and Systems Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil) (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Pato Branco, Brazil)
Sandro César Bortoluzzi (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Pato Branco, Brazil)
Sergio E. Gouvea da Costa (Industrial and Systems Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil) (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Pato Branco, Brazil)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 17 June 2021

Issue publication date: 2 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

In this study, the performance assessment of credit unions is developed, seeking to demonstrate how the content of their operations strategy is present in the structuring of unique models of organisational performance assessment. The main objective is to compare sources of knowledge through the content analysis of the service operations strategy as proposed by the literature and validated by specialists.

Design/methodology/approach

This research is a qualitative study that uses the knowledge of specialists to frame a performance assessment structure applied to credit unions. The research strategy is based on multicriteria analysis, and the selected techniques are based on the MCDA-C procedure, that is, the processes of structuring, evaluating and recommending improvements.

Findings

The research results provided: a data set external to the context that serves as theoretical support for the comparisons made; the structuring of 4 unique organisational performance assessment models carried out through the MCDA-C procedure; conceptual interpretation using the lens of the operations strategy in the cognitive maps of the assessment models, which identifies the operations strategy carried out; and comparison of the result models that show their uniqueness.

Originality/value

The comparison between the origins of knowledge is highlighted, and the demonstration of the content was proposed by the literature and by specialists to evaluate the performance in operations. This was then compared with the content constructed with credit union managers in structuring models based on the singularities of the respective contexts. The theory was compared to practice, and it was demonstrated how the content of the operations regarding the performance could be used in decision contexts.

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Citation

Martins, P., Pinheiro de Lima, E., Bortoluzzi, S.C. and Gouvea da Costa, S.E. (2023), "Performance assessment of the operations strategy of credit unions", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 72 No. 1, pp. 109-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-10-2020-0521

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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