Asian Journal on Quality: Volume 13 Issue 1

Table of contents - Special Issue: Asian Network for Quality 2011

Guest Editors: SangChan Park, SangChul Lee

How to attract Chinese online game users: An empirical study on the determinants affecting intention to use Chinese online games

Liu Fan, Ja‐Chul Gu, Yung‐Ho Suh, Sang‐Chul Lee

The purpose of this research is to develop and test a model explaining users’ intention to adopt online games in China. Through theories from diverse fields of information…


An evaluation model of business value for research and development of technology to improve the competitiveness of companies

Sang‐Chul Lee, Kwang‐Hyuk Im, Sang‐Chan Park, Liu Fan

The purpose of this research is to establish an evaluation model for business value of a company's existing patents portfolio to improve the performance of the technology…

Control characteristics: a case study on semiconductor manufacturing

Hironobu Kawamura, Ken Nishina, Masanobu Higashide, Tomomichi Suzuki

This paper aims to clarify adequate control characteristics for using a control chart on the basis of a case study of the low‐pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD…

Extraction procedure of competitive advantage factors in a target business area for conducting self‐assessment and re‐design of quality management system

Masaaki Kaneko, Masahiko Munechika

The purpose of this paper is to propose a extraction procedure of competitive advantage factors that a company needs to have organizational capabilities, and leads the…

Research on product reliability improvement by using DMAIC process: A case study of cold cathode fluorescent lamp

Chuen‐Sheng Cheng, Chi‐Ming Kuan

Define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) and define, measure, analyze, design and verify (DMADV) are two Six Sigma methodologies that improve quality in a…

An exploratory study of 5S: a multiple case study of multinational organizations in Mexico

Manuel F. Suárez‐Barraza, Juan Ramis‐Pujol

Derived from work conducted on the topics of Lean‐thinking and Lean‐Kaizen some management practices or techniques, such as the 5Ss, have recently become important in this…


Examining the implementation of Six Sigma training and its relationships with job satisfaction and employee morale

Jung Lang Cheng

The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of implementing Six Sigma system on job satisfaction and employee morale, and how job satisfaction, employee morale and Six…




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