Six sigma for value creation: an interventionist approach / Lukman Ibrahim

Ibrahim, Lukman (2014) Six sigma for value creation: an interventionist approach / Lukman Ibrahim. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IPSis Biannual Publication, 6 . Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


The literature of Six Sigma mainly concerns with its underlying concepts and success stories written by consultants or people with vested interests, which raises questions about their validity. Hence, there is a genuine need to conduct a study to investigate the extent to which Six Sigma influences organizational performance and to document the details of Six Sigma implementation empirically. As with other innovations that diffuse through time, this study of Six Sigma implementation in a Malaysian automotive company was carried out using a longitudinal case study method in order to investigate the reasons for adopting it, how it was implemented and what the consequences were for the company. This interventionist research, in which the researcher was an active participant in finding solutions to the case organization’s problems, used the theory of diffusion to provide the necessary theoretical framework to conduct the study. The objective of this paper was to examine the extent of Six Sigma implementation and value creation for the organization and for customers.


Item Type: Book Section
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Ibrahim, LukmanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 6
Item ID: 19675
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Six sigma



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