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Product quality as competitive priority: Its relationship with total quality management implementation in Indonesia-SCOPUS version

Wahjudi, Didik and Singgih, Moses L. and Suwignyo, Patdono and Baihaqi, Imam (2016) Product quality as competitive priority: Its relationship with total quality management implementation in Indonesia-SCOPUS version. 23rd International Conference for Production Research, ICPR 2015, 1 (1). p. 48. ISSN 24494984

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    Abstract

    Literature has widely reported the increase of firms competitive advantage resulted from better product quality. However, in some industries product quality does not escalate competitive advantage significantly. Competitive priority stemmed from product quality is presumed to be the driving factor of Total Quality Management (TQM) implementation. This study investigates how product quality as competitive priority influences the implementation of TQM. The results explain the divergence of TQM implementation among manufacturing firms. Empirical data from 152 manufacturing firms in Indonesia are analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The results indicate that product quality as competitive priority affects TQM implementation positively. In addition, the structural model shows that the relationship between product quality as competitive priority and firm performance is fully mediated by Total Quality Management. The contribution of this study is providing explanation why some firms are more receptive toward Total Quality Management than the others. The strong positive relationship between Total Quality Management and firm performance suggests that, whether the manufacturing firms have product quality as their competitive priority or not, they need to recognize the impact of Total Quality Management on firm performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Empirical study; Firm performance; Indonesia; Manufacturing; Product quality as competitive priority; Structural equation modeling; Total quality management
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    T Technology > TS Manufactures
    Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Mechanical Engineering Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 05:36
    Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 21:26
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17436

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