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While Six Sigma is increasingly implemented in industry, little academic research has been done on Six Sigma and its influence on quality management theory and application. There is a criticism that Six Sigma simply puts traditional quality management practices in a new package. To investigate this issue and the role of Six Sigma in quality management, this(More)
This study investigates how organizational culture influences the implementation of different practices incorporated in the recent Six Sigma approach as well as those associated with traditional total quality management (TQM). We employed the competing values framework to capture the underlying value orientations of organizational culture. Using survey data(More)
Using data collected from a sample of 226 manufacturing plants, we examine how organizational culture is related to quality practices associated with Six Sigma implementation. Structural equation modeling is used to analyze the relationships between four cultural orientations as defined by the competing values framework and ten quality practices in Six(More)
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