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A new model of continuous improvement in Total Quality Management from an Islamic perspective

Afrin, Afroza Bulbul and Islam, Rafikul and Fontaine, Rodrigue Ancelot Harvey and Ali, Md. Yousuf and Rahman, Mizanur (2019) A new model of continuous improvement in Total Quality Management from an Islamic perspective. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 24 (1). pp. 129-149. ISSN 1394-2603 E-ISSN 2180-4184

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Abstract

Continuous improvement in products/services is a vital element of Total Quality Management (TQM). To strengthen competitive advantage in the market, organisations must continuously improve quality of products and services. Whether this process is termed Jidoka, Kaizen, PDSA, 5-S, Six Sigma, or JIT, the purpose is to continually improve product/service quality or process quality. However, these models focus solely on mundane benefits. Developing a model of continuous improvement from an Islamic perspective is the major objective of this study. By nature, the study is an exploratory one and theoretically based on library research and is rooted in the Qur’ān and Sunnah. The major outcome of this research is development of a new model of continuous improvement, named NAMS cycle. This cycle is composed of four inter-related components: al-Nīyyah bi al- Ikhlās, al-‘Amal, al-Muḫāsaba and al-Ṣhukr. Having the initial letters of the components the model is named. In turn, each component consists of a number of elements, for example al-Nīyyah bi al- Ikhlās consists of intention, objectives, and planning. Organisations have to fulfil two prerequisites for successful implementation of the model in their premises which are top management commitment and strongly motivated work team.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/73281
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuous improvement, PDSA cycle, Islamic approach to continuous improvment, Principles of TQM, NAMS cycle
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 15:07
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 15:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73281

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