Marcjanna M. Augustyn
Competing models of quality management and financial performance improvement
Augustyn, Marcjanna M.; Elshaer, Ibrahim A.; Akamavi, Raphaël K.
Ibrahim A. Elshaer
Raphaël K. Akamavi
Six competing models of quality management and financial performance improvement are hypothesized and statistically tested, using data from a survey of general managers of 288 four- and five-star hotels in Egypt and structural equation modelling. The comparative analysis of the conceptually and structurally different models suggests that financial performance can be improved when quality management is viewed holistically as a commonality of its interconnected practices (top management leadership; employee management; customer focus; supplier management; process management; quality data and reporting). Managers must therefore integrate stakeholders into design and implementation of effective quality management systems. This study: advances knowledge of the roles of alternative models of quality management in improving financial performance; deepens our understanding of the main features of a quality management system capable of enhancing organizational performance; and contributes to ongoing debates in quality and service management literature on factors that impact financial performance.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||The Service Industries Journal|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Augustyn, M. M., Elshaer, I. A., & Akamavi, R. K. (in press). Competing models of quality management and financial performance improvement. The service industries journal, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2019.1601706|
|Keywords||Financial performance; Quality management; Core practices; Infrastructure practices; Egyptian hotels|
|Additional Information||Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=fsij20; Received: 2017-09-25; Accepted: 2019-03-25; Published: 2019-04-12|
This file is under embargo until Oct 13, 2020 due to copyright reasons.
Contact M.Augustyn@hull.ac.uk to request a copy for personal use.
You might also like
ISO 9000, activity based costing and organizational performance
Direct effects of quality management on competitive advantage
Testing the dimensionality of the quality management construct