Constructing useful theory : The case of Six Sigma

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serval:BIB_B44F28A4A299
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Constructing useful theory : The case of Six Sigma
Journal
Operations Management Research
Author(s)
de Treville S., Edelson N. M., Kharkar A. N., Avanzi B.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
1
Number
1
Pages
15-23
Language
english
Abstract
Organizational practices related to Six Sigma are believed to have resulted in improved organizational outcomes. The academic community, however, continues to lack understanding of the constructs and causal relationships underlying Six Sigma. Hence, discussion of Six Sigma is buffeted by anecdotal experience reported from practice. We evaluate Six Sigma through the lens of literature on theory development to explain why the Six Sigma constructs, assumptions, and causal relationships are inconsistent with theory development principles.
Keywords
Six Sigma, Theory development, Process improvement, Linking theory and practice, Process consistency
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28/05/2009 11:34
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20/08/2019 15:22
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