Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Influence of external information sources on lean improvements : an exploratory model
Authors: Boyle, Todd A.
Scherrer, Maike
Stuart, Ian
Pages: 571
Pages to: 576
Conference details: 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore MD, USA, 22-25 November 2008
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Curran Associates
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
ISBN: 978-1-61567-032-1
Language: English
Subjects: External information sources; Lean Practices; PLS model
Subject (DDC): 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: This research examines the prevalence and role of external information sources, such as training sessions, plant visits, and conferences, in lean improvements within organizations. Specifically, based on an initial qualitative study of 18 Canadian Manufacturing firms, and followed by a survey of 109 Canadian manufacturers, an empirical model is developed outlining the relationship between various key drivers of lean improvements, management awareness of lean gain through external sources, demonstrated management commitment to lean, and lean thinking.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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