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The relationship between quality management practices and productivity in revenue and cost management: A study of local authorities in Peninsular Malaysia


Mohd Ali, Khairul Anuar and Yusoff, Rushami Zien and Abas, Zakaria (2000) The relationship between quality management practices and productivity in revenue and cost management: A study of local authorities in Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Management Journal, 5 (1&2). pp. 17-33. ISSN 0128-6226

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Abstract

The globalization and liberalization of the world economic system have brought us to an era where global competition is highly intense. The introduction of new technology and systems has greatly afected the performance of organizations. Quality is widely recognized as one of the important disciplines and strategies for competitiveness. This study examines the relationship between quality management practices and the productivity in revenue and cost management in local authorities. Three hundred twenty managers from eighty organizations participated in this study. Disproportionate stratified random sampling was used as the sampling techniquefrom the population frame and the data were gathered through seIf-administered structured questionnaires. The results of the regression analysis showed that only two constructs among the seven quality management practices were found to be significantly related to productivity in revenue and cost management. The construct for employee focus has a positive*association with the productivity in revenue and cost management whereas process management has a signifcant inverse relationship with the productivity in revenueand cost management. Thus, local authorities need to address these two constructs in order to achieve a higher level of productivity in revenue and cost management

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality, management practices, revenue, cost management, local authorities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rushami Zien Yusoff
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 01:27
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2015 01:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/494

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