A content analysis of quality management research

S. Thomas Foster, James R. Evans, Kevin Linderman

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Abstract

This paper adds to the ongoing development of the field of quality management. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the status of quality management research, to categorize the recent literature in quality management, and to better position the field for growth and maturity. We performed a rather extensive overview, review, and discussion of quality-related literature since 1995. We used centering resonance analysis (CRA), which has not been previously utilized in the quality management literature, to analyze 1978 research articles to identify influential word pairings in the literature overall, and in 232 articles appearing in recognized "A" journals. These provide a framework for reviewing the literature to categorize and summarize articles and key research contributions, identify trends, recommend areas for future research in the field of quality management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2013
Event22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013 - Parana, Brazil
Duration: Jul 28 2013Aug 1 2013

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013
CountryBrazil
CityParana
Period7/28/138/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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