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The relationship between TQM and SMEs’ performance: The mediating role of organizational culture

Abdullah, Haim Hilman and Abdualmajed Ali, Gamal and Gorondutse, Abdullahi Hassan (2020) The relationship between TQM and SMEs’ performance: The mediating role of organizational culture. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 69 (1). pp. 61-84. ISSN 1741-0401

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to empirically test the association between total quality management (TQM) and small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) performance. In particular, it examines whether organizational culture (OC) has a mediating effect on the TQM–SME performance relationship. The conceptual model for this study was developed based on the literature review of TQM, OC and SME performance. As the research framework, a self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from managers/owners of SMEs in the Riyadh, Mecca and Eastern regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The instrument was evaluated for its validity and reliability. A structural equation model was designed to examine the relationships, using PLS 3.0. Statistical outcomes add to the literature through displaying a positive direct effect of TQM and OC on SMEs’ performance, and a significant and positive indirect effect of TQM on SMEs’ performance through OC. The quantitative cross-sectional research design investigated a sample of manufacturing SMEs. Future research could use qualitative techniques or a case study approach for further information analysis. Keywords

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational culture, Manufacturing sector, TQM, KSA, SMEs’ performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mdm. Ku Safina Ku Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 09:50
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 09:50
URI: https://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/28637

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