Manufacturing management programs : are developing economies bridging the strategic gap?

Mellor, Robert & Hyland, Paul W. (2005) Manufacturing management programs : are developing economies bridging the strategic gap? Technovation, 25(8), pp. 857-863.

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Over the past decade there have been a large number of significant innovations in manufacturing which have resulted in more flexible and cost efficient methods and higher quality products, as manufacturers have set about upgrading their processes, systems and performance. This study compares the use of technologies and improvement programs between OECD and Non-OECD countries, and also between small and large firms, and examines differences in the use and outcomes across the economies and different sized firms. The empirical analysis provides an opportunity to test whether the ‘capabilities’ or strengths of a firm can be linked to these activities and examines if developing economies are using technology or management programs such as quality management and business process re-engineering to catch up to manufacturers in developed economies. The analysis utilises data from the second International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS), which encompasses 703 firms in 23 countries.

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ID Code: 31781
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Manufacturing strategy, Non-OECD countries, Technologies
DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2004.01.009
ISSN: 0166-4972
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2010 06:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:55

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