Total quality management implementation in the Egyptian construction industry

Tarek Elghamrawy, Tomoya Shibayama

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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.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)156-161
ページ数6
ジャーナルJournal of Management in Engineering
24
発行部数3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008
外部発表Yes

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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