Fred van RaaijTilburg University ABSTRACT - Cross-cultural consumer research witnesses an increasing interest of researchers, both for the managerial strategy of multinational companies and in order to establish the universality or specificity of theoretical construct and findings. In this paper the validity of the hypothetical constructs is discussed in order to create functionally equivalent constructs across cultures and equivalence of samples from the cultures. A theoretical structure in which a hypothetical construct is embedded serves as a manner for attaining the functional equivalence of instruments and constructs in order to interpret the findings and to implement managerial strategy.
Striving for Continuous Improvement: The Experience of U. Annual Quality Congress proceedings, May Service Quality techniques and tools help lower the costs of people-intensive service processes and improve customer satisfaction.
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The Pinnacle of Quality and Competition For any given contradiction, TRIZ has a solution for improving the process by making changes to a process step. Within TRIZ lies a concept called ideality, or the ideal state of a system where all functions are achieved without problem.
In this case study, the author explains how ideality can be achieved using real-life examples. Read the online case study presentation or download Ideality: For any given contradiction, TRIZ has a solution for improving the process by making changes to a process step.
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While the hotel industry is growing at a very fast rate in India and other parts of the world, attrition has become a very big problem, one of the primary reasons being work stress.
This article discusses the techniques that were used to understand the root causes of stress, to quantify it, and arrive at solutions for a popular Indian hotel chain that will remain anonymous. October Six Sigma Optimization of Mystery Shopping Mystery shopping MS can be a very valuable exercise for studying and evaluating service delivery performance within the banking industry.
Using Six Sigma tools and hypothetical data, this case study tests the approach and results to gauge poor service from excellent service delivery.
The MS approach is highly applicable as a balanced scorecard parameter to measure delivery within service centers.
September Origami Lean Training Exercise Providing hands-on experiences to students is essential for lean workshops. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to provide students with a hands-on experience for understanding process thinking and process steps.
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The organization initiated a Six Sigma project using tools to improve customer service, communication, and prioritization. As a result, the project realized a 50 percent reduction in past-due IT tickets during a sustained period.Our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in business and management.
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As trade barriers recede and businesses in developed economies increasingly pursue market opportunities abroad, competency and effectiveness in international management are paramount skills at many companies.
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Using Exploratory Data Analysis to Improve the Fresh Foods Ordering Process in Retail Stores. This case study presents a real-world example of how the thought processes of data scientists can contribute to quality practice.