Total quality management implementation in the Egyptian construction industry

Tarek Elghamrawy*, Tomoya Shibayama

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

19 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Total quality management (TQM) has been recognized as a successful management philosophy that can be successfully implemented in the construction industry. By examining the Japanese contractors working in Egypt and comparing their managing systems to the local ones, a comparative analysis of the two contractors working in the Egyptian field is presented in this paper to illustrate how TQM can be implemented effectively in the Egyptian construction industry. Bearing in mind the location bound nature of the production process, the competitive bidding, which emphasizes cost and the absence of the quality culture of the clients, subcontractors and site operatives are some of the constraining factors for implementing the quality policy. Based on the research findings, the paper presents some features of the Japanese construction industry that could be implemented in the Egyptian field in addition to a new model for TQM implementation that appropriates the Egyptian construction industry.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)156-161
ページ数6
ジャーナルJournal of Management in Engineering
24
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 労使関係
  • 工学(全般)
  • 戦略と経営
  • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ

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