The relationship between total quality management practices and organisational performance at Jordanian hospitals

Rateb J. Sweis, Khalid M.A. Al Ahmad, Ghadeer A. Al-Dweik, Afnan R. Alawneh, Ayman Abu Hammad

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Abstract

This study aims at exploring the relationship between applying total quality management programmes (i.e., training, teamwork, top management commitment, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction), and the organisational performance in Jordanian hospitals. A proposed research model and hypotheses are developed based on a comprehensive literature review. A questionnaire is used to collect data from a sample of managerial employees of major Jordanian hospitals. Regression analysis is performed to examine the relationships. Results reveal positive relationship between the total quality management practices and the organisational performance in Jordanian hospitals. Organisational performance is affected mostly by top management. The study concludes that organisational performance improves under the existence of the explored practices of quality management. The study implies that managers should consider quality improvement strategies as a top priority to enhance and promote the organisational performance and effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-542
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Health sector
  • Jordan
  • Organisational performance
  • TQM practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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