Journal article

Impact of technological, organizational and human resource investments on employee and manufacturing performance: Australian and New Zealand evidence

D Challis, D Samson, B Lawson

International Journal of Production Research | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2005


This paper reports on the relationships between facets of integrated manufacturing - consisting of total quality management, just in time and advanced manufacturing technology - various organizational improvement initiatives (such as in leadership, teams, human resource management and benchmarking), and employee and manufacturing performance. Results from a survey of 1024 Australian and New Zealand manufacturing sites indicate that the integrated manufacturing facets of total quality management and just in time are significantly associated with organizational and human resource practices, while advanced manufacturing technology is weakly associated with a narrower range of practices. Organiz..

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