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Development of quality management in Taiwan the past, present and future
Yuan Ze University, Taiwan.
National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan.
Yuan Ze University, Taiwan.
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2015 (English)In: TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT and BUSINESS EXCELLENCE, ISSN 1478-3363, Vol. 26, no 1-2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quality management (QM) has been popular and widely used in Taiwan since the 1960s. However, it has been found that a review of its development is lacking. Hence, this paper aims to examine the history and the evolution of QM in Taiwan, and to take a step further to look for cues for shaping its future development. The research purpose of this paper is more specifically to review the development of QM during the period from 1970 to 2012. Quality Magazine, the most popular reading material on QM in Taiwan, has been selected as the search database. The overall review result shows that the development of QM in Taiwan has three developmental phases: (1) the quality technologies and tools focus period (1970-1985); (2) the QM system integration period (1986-2000) and (3) the quality in service industry development period (2001-2012). In light of the overall as well as the detailed review results, senior quality experts were invited for consultation, discussion and prediction of the needs and the future development of QM in Taiwan.

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Taylor and Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles , 2015. Vol. 26, no 1-2
Keyword [en]
quality management; quality in Taiwan; quality
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113153DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2014.981071ISI: 000346262600002OAI: diva2:780396
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2015-01-29

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