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Can we still talk about continuous improvement? Rethinking enablers and inhibitors for successful implementation

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dc.contributor.author García Sabater, Julio Juan es_ES
dc.contributor.author Marin-Garcia, Juan A. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-24T11:15:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0267-5730
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/28181
dc.description.abstract [EN] One of the principal goals of Western firms in the last few decades has been to improve competitiveness through continual incremental improvement. Within these spheres, continuous improvement, based on the active participation of a company's entire workforce, has been established as a powerful tool to achieve competitive advantages. There is ample documentation of companies' successful implementation of the tools for continuous improvement and many authors have worked towards identifying all of the barriers impeding the sustainability of continuous improvement. Nevertheless, continuous improvement must be furthered in Spain, above all among small and medium-sized enterprises. Even in the automotive sector, continuous improvement still finds itself in a fledgling state and, in many cases, lacking strategic orientation. This study aims to extend the literature about enablers and inhibitors in continuous improvement. For that reason, some interviews were conducted with first tier suppliers in the automotive industry that have succeeded or failed in implementing continuous improvement, with the aim to identify and prioritise enablers and inhibitors. © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Inderscience es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Technology Management es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Continuous improvement es_ES
dc.subject Enabler es_ES
dc.subject Inhibitor es_ES
dc.subject Sustainability es_ES
dc.subject Automotive sector es_ES
dc.subject Competitive advantage es_ES
dc.subject Continuous improvements es_ES
dc.subject Incremental improvements es_ES
dc.subject Small and medium-sized enterprise es_ES
dc.subject Strategic orientation es_ES
dc.subject Competition es_ES
dc.subject Sustainable development es_ES
dc.subject Automotive industry es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title Can we still talk about continuous improvement? Rethinking enablers and inhibitors for successful implementation es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/IJTM.2011.041678
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation García Sabater, JJ.; Marin-Garcia, JA. (2011). Can we still talk about continuous improvement? Rethinking enablers and inhibitors for successful implementation. International Journal of Technology Management. 55:28-42. doi:10.1504/IJTM.2011.041678 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/t7p57h76lj7hx236/fulltext.pdf es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 28 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 42 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 55 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 213525


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