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Comparative study of business excellence enablers between small and medium enterprises and multinational companies: a TQM survey result


Ahmad, Md Fauzi and Zamri, Shafeeka Fadlikh and Abdul Hamid, Norhadilah and Ahmad, Ahmad Nur Aizat and Abdul Rahman, Nor Aida and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun (2019) Comparative study of business excellence enablers between small and medium enterprises and multinational companies: a TQM survey result. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), 8 (1). pp. 58-63. ISSN 2050-7399

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Abstract

Business excellence (BE) model is a very crucial tool for organisations to improve their business performance. However, SMEs seems to face issues in implementing business excellence compared to MNCs due to less resources and exposure on BE. Thus, understanding the appropriate business excellence enablers to be implemented in order to achieve an outstanding performance is crucial for SMEs and MNCs. This study aimed to determine the level of business excellence enablers amongst SMEs and MNCs. There were six enablers utilized in this study which were; (1) Leadership, (2) Strategic Planning, (3) Customer Focus, (4) People, (5) Process, and also (6) Information. A total population of 100 respondents have been selected. Finally, 60 respondents have replied for further analysis. Random sampling technique was used during the distribution of questionnaires and SPSS was also applied in this study to analyse data and generate outcomes. Based on research outcomes, customer focus practices had the highest mean (Mean=6.29) which classified as high level. Furthermore, comparison analysis of BE enablers between SMEs and MNCs has been conducted. The result showed that there was no significant difference between SMEs and MNCs except information but MNCs mean ranks were higher compared to SMEs. This research study is also conducted as a guidance for both SMEs and MNCs to improve their business performances in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total Quality Management, SMEs, business Excellence,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 03:05
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 03:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25700

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