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Publication date: 1 March 1997

Arvinder P.S. Loomba and Thomas B. Johannessen

Focuses on some of the ethical concerns pertinent to the application process of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award programme and highlights some of the critical…

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Focuses on some of the ethical concerns pertinent to the application process of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award programme and highlights some of the critical problems which the programme faces. Based on analysis of these issues, endeavours to distil an adequate opinion of the inherent value, merit and significance of Baldrige Award. Observes that, while the Baldrige Award programme does raise certain critical concerns ‐ specifically those related to unfairness, superficiality and publicity ‐ the inherent value of the continuously improving award programme far outweighs its limitations. As has been seen, the Baldrige paradigm is not limited exclusively to the world of business, and can be applied to reinforce quality and enhance productivity in virtually any kind of organization.

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Benchmarking for Quality Management & Technology, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1351-3036

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Tongta Srivivatanakul and Brian H. Kleiner

Presents a strategy for companies to adopt when striving for eligiblity for the Baldrige Award. The Baldrige Award became the US standard of excellence due to the…

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Presents a strategy for companies to adopt when striving for eligiblity for the Baldrige Award. The Baldrige Award became the US standard of excellence due to the fundamental values that the guidelines provide by laying out the blueprint for quality. The word “quality” was used extensively in previous versions of the Baldrige criteria, and credit was given to organizations that had an impressive TQM progamme. However, that is not the case any more. In the 1995 Baldrige criteria, new standards now call for a balance between customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results. Quality as a separate effort is no longer given the credit that it was given in previous years. Companies with even advanced TQM programmes will find that they do not fare very well against the new standards unless their TQM is fully integrated with the daily running of the business. Considering eligibility for the Baldrige Award, shows how to obtain the award by providing a strategy used by previously successful organizations. Uses this strategy to develop a plan that integrates a TQM plan and a Baldrige plan into one company’s overall plan. Then, the company’s overall plan is generated into three different plan levels, namely the strategic, functional, and annual plans, based on different time frames and details. Finally, deploys the plans to various work units throughout the organization to guide business day‐to‐day activities.

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Training for Quality, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4875

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

Larry Davis Browning, James J. Ziaja and Debra R. France

Reviews the Baldrige Award as a modern document and views CompuAddas a post‐modern organization. Traces the steps of CompuAdd′sapplication for the Baldrige Award and shows…

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Reviews the Baldrige Award as a modern document and views CompuAdd as a post‐modern organization. Traces the steps of CompuAdd′s application for the Baldrige Award and shows CompuAdd′s culture to be excellent local practices, that are different from the Baldrige Award criteria, and that, despite their local excellence, would be difficult to transfer to another setting.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Publication date: 1 October 2004

Rudolph Jacob, Christian N. Madu and Charles Tang

The Malcolm Baldrige Award was created in 1987 to curtail the US loss of market share to foreign producers and to encourage a focus on management of quality and customer…

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The Malcolm Baldrige Award was created in 1987 to curtail the US loss of market share to foreign producers and to encourage a focus on management of quality and customer satisfaction. However, since its inception there has been a long‐running controversy on whether winning this award does enhance future financial performance and ultimately shareholders' wealth. Examines how Baldrige Award winners perform with respect to several accounting and financial metrics. Specifically, assesses Baldrige Award winners' financial performance relative to industry benchmarks and a control group of similar firms. The results suggest that award winners are superior financial performers and are valued higher by investors compared with similar sized firms and industry benchmarks. However, no evidence was found that winning the award causes changes in firm value in the award year and subsequent years. The results suggest that the Baldrige Award winners are examples of firms that stand out as performance leaders in their industries. Since one of the purposes of the award is to stimulate quality awareness among US firms, the Baldrige recipients may be construed as a conspicuous centerpiece of the US quality management movement.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 21 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 March 1996

Abby Ghobadian and Hong Seng Woo

In an increasingly global and competitive environment, an organization’s long‐term survival may depend on improved quality, productivity and customer service. The pressing…

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In an increasingly global and competitive environment, an organization’s long‐term survival may depend on improved quality, productivity and customer service. The pressing need to improve competitiveness has resulted in a number of transnational and national quality awards. In broad terms, these awards stress the importance of management process, customer satisfaction, people and total quality to the attainment of superior competitive position. Describes, compares and highlights the key strengths and weaknesses of the following four major national and transnational quality awards: the Deming Application Prize; the European Quality Award (EQA); the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award (Baldrige Award); and the Australian Quality Award (AQA). Discusses the key requirements of each award and their underlying assumptions and impacts. The awards reviewed represent one of the principal devices used to encourage adoption of self‐assessment, total quality concepts, and external focus in four different continents. To spread good total quality practice the awards publicly recognize the achievements of the organizations which have successfully adopted the concepts of total quality management. The winners serve as useful role models for other organizations intent on adopting total quality management practices. The quality awards reviewed are arguably the premier award in their respective continents.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 March 1994

Joel D. Wisner and Stan G. Eakins

Since 1987, 17 businesses have won the US Baldrige Quality Award,established to promote awareness of quality management among USbusinesses. Assesses the financial and…

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Since 1987, 17 businesses have won the US Baldrige Quality Award, established to promote awareness of quality management among US businesses. Assesses the financial and competitive performances of these 17 companies. Previous research with respect to the quality‐performance relationship has shown a positive relationship between quality improvement and financial or market share performance. Finds that while substantial improvements in operations performance characteristics among Baldrige Award winners have coincided with the implementation of quality improvement programmes, these improvements have not always resulted in financial success. Firms should therefore view quality improvement programmes as a method for building a strong competitive foundation, not as a panacea guaranteed to result in economic health.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 1 October 2004

C.P. Kartha

This paper examines the relationship between ISO 9000:2000 quality standards, QS9000, ISO/TS 16949 and the Baldrige criteria for performance excellence revised in the year…

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This paper examines the relationship between ISO 9000:2000 quality standards, QS9000, ISO/TS 16949 and the Baldrige criteria for performance excellence revised in the year 2002. A comparison is made between Baldrige criteria and the various elements of ISO 9000, QS9000 and ISO/TS 16949 Standards and their similarities and differences are examined. Implementing ISO 9000 requirements as an initial step for TQM implementation is also discussed.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 16 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 22 April 2000

Scott A. Dellana and Richard D. Hauser

The purpose of this research is to further examine the relationship between organizational culture and a strategic approach to quality, as embodied in Malcolm Baldrige

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The purpose of this research is to further examine the relationship between organizational culture and a strategic approach to quality, as embodied in Malcolm Baldrige Quality award criteria. To accomplish this, a questionnaire was developed for a postal survey. The questionnaire was based upon the Competing Values Model of Culture and the Baldrige Award criteria to define the position of the company in their strategic quality approach. This questionnaire was then sent to 1000 members of the American Society for Quality. A total of 219 usable responses were received and analyzed. The results indicate that higher Baldrige scores tend to be significantly related to the Adhocracy and Group cultural types.

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American Journal of Business, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1935-5181

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Publication date: 1 February 2001

Gertrude P. Pannirselvam and Lisa A. Ferguson

The categories, examination items, and framework of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) criteria present the underlying relationships between the various…

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The categories, examination items, and framework of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) criteria present the underlying relationships between the various quality management constructs and between quality management and organization performance. This research uses data from the Arizona Governor’s Quality Award, which is based on the MBNQA, to study the strength of these relationships using path analysis. The results of our analysis confirm the validity of the MBNQA framework. The results from this research indicate that leadership significantly directly or indirectly affects all of the systems constructs, except for strategic quality planning and information management, which was not tested in the model. The results also indicate that information management, human resources management and customer focus have a significant effect on customer satisfaction and business results. A strong focus on customers and employees, in addition to effective leadership and information management is clearly shown to be essential for organization success.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Publication date: 6 May 2003

John B Harer

Academic libraries have endured rapid change in the past two decades that has had repercussions on how they manage their organization and deliver library services…

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Academic libraries have endured rapid change in the past two decades that has had repercussions on how they manage their organization and deliver library services. Skyrocketing costs, especially for journals, explosive growth in new technologies, fiscal exigencies caused by a tightening of public financing of most academic institutions, demands for greater accountability, and the onslaught of electronic delivery of networked information, are just some of the major obstacles libraries are encountering (Lubans, 1996; Riggs, 1993; Shaughnessy, 1987). Customers of academic libraries are increasingly less satisfied because of limited resources and the difficulties they encounter in accessing printed material in a traditional library facility (Doughtery, 1992). The emergence of textual materials in electronic form has added a new dimension to this discontent. While such resources have the potential for meeting the information needs more dynamically, the costs for information have been exorbitant, particularly since full electronic texts have not been sufficient in coverage to supplant printed resources (Tenopir, 1993). These phenomena require academic libraries to use a more integrated and flexible approach to problem solving (Gapen, Hampton & Schmitt, 1993).

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-206-1

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