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Most publications about Continuous Improvement (CI) stress the importance, and describe practical applications, of CI. Practicable, i.e. useful and usable, theories that help organisations to make appropriate decisions when adopting, implementing, operating and continuously improving a CI system...
The development of continuous improvement capability within a small firm can benefit from action learning and external collaboration with other firms. This paper describes an action research initiative with two objectives: 1) to facilitate continuous improvement of operations practice and...
We use the term Continuous Improvement to denote the process of focused and systematic incremental changes that are aimed at small step improvements, and to a large extent rely on employee participation. The article takes its outset in the problems that many Western companies seem to have when...
This paper compares leadership styles and action routines in best practice manufacturing and product development. The study is based on changes in work and work processes, with manufacturing progressing towards higher complexity and product development attempting to decrease complexity. Data was...
This article reports an experiment to increase the effectiveness of a suggestion system by deliberately applying principles of the kaizen and performance management. Design rules for suggestion systems are derived from these theories. The suggestion system that resulted differs from traditional...
The paper develops a framework for the analysis of inter-project learning in different cultures, applies the framework to a comparative case study within one multinational company, and presents preliminary results about cultural differences in learning patterns. The results indicate that the...
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