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This paper presents a comparative study on the relationship between implementing total quality management (TQM) and organisational characteristics (size, type of industry, type of ownership, and degree of innovation) in a newly industrialised country in South East Asia. Vietnam has become the 150th member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since January(More)
Knowledge does not usually command significant value until it is embedded in products or processes. One approach to study how knowledge creates value to organizations is the assessment of knowledge management in value chain activities. Technology development activity is one of supportive activity that creates value to firms by improving product quality and(More)
This research investigates the relationships among total quality management practices (TQMP), supply chain management practices (SCMP) and firm's supply performance (FSP) in the automotive industry in Thailand. The measurement instruments for SCMP, TQMP and FSP were developed based on an extensive literature review and verified by experts, pilot test and(More)
This study investigates the relationship of Absorptive Capacity (AC) and its elements to Technology Transfer Effectiveness (TTE) in the flexible packaging industry in Thailand. The relationship of each AC element to each dimension of TTE is assessed. Findings are that TTE is related to all AC elements, but not all to the same degree. While all AC elements(More)
Traditional concepts of managing product innovation are not suitable for innovation in complex product systems (CPSs). This paper argues that firms developing and integrating the components of CPSs need specific competence for managing such projects. A framework for evaluating a firm's competence in CPS innovation is developed that covers managing the(More)
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