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Title: An Integrated View of the Use of Quality Cost Information, the Improvement of the Quality Management System and Effects on Performance: a Study in Portuguese Companies
Authors: Novas, Jorge
Saraiva, Margarida
Editors: Peris-Ortiz, Marta
Álvarez García, José
Keywords: Quality
Quality costs
Use of information
Quality management systems
Portuguese companies
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Abstract: The literature focusing on quality costs has placed great importance on issues related to identifying, measuring and reporting quality cost information. Less attention has been paid to how this information is used in the management process and how it can enhance internal capabilities and thereby improve company performance. In addition to addressing this question, we analyse how the extensive use of quality costs can boost organisational learning and innovation in organisations' internal processes, thus leading to an overall improvement in the quality management system that is reflected in financial and non-financial performance. The conceptual model developed involves these relationships and has been tested using the structural equation modelling technique. To this end, a questionnaire survey was conducted in Portuguese companies with the ISO 9000 certification. The results shed light on the causal links between the variables, and thus validate the conceptual model indicating that the use of quality cost information has a positive effect on both the development of quality management systems and performance
ISBN: 978-3-319-06452-9
Type: bookPart
Appears in Collections:CEFAGE - Publicações - Capítulos de Livros

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