Developing strategic quality management: A research agenda

Denis Leonard, Rodney McAdam

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    This paper critiques the development of TQM and corporate strategy and seeks to encourage further research into the relationship between these two fields of study by developing the concept of Strategic Quality Management (SQM). First, TQM and corporate strategy are discussed from a historical perspective, delineating the development of the two areas. Second, there is a challenge to the concept of quasi-strategic stability and, furthermore, the need to take a Strategic Quality Management (SQM) approach in many organizational situations is emphasized. Finally, key research questions for developing the practice of SQM are discussed for research agendas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)507-522
    Number of pages16
    JournalTotal Quality Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jul 2002

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    Copyright 2005 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.


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