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Policy and strategies for quality improvement: a study on Chittagong City Corporation, Bangladesh

Quddus, S. M. Abdul (2019) Policy and strategies for quality improvement: a study on Chittagong City Corporation, Bangladesh. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (Special Issue). pp. 799-824. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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The overall policy and strategies of an organization i.e. employee policy or employee development strategies, resource management as well as monitoring and control strategies characteristically have an effect on the quality management of the organization. These policies usually also have impact on the stakeholders i.e. satisfaction of the wider community and employees of the particular organization. The aim of this paper is to examine the policy and strategies of the Chittagong City Corporation for quality improvement and how these policy and strategies impact on the needs of its stakeholders. This paper is guided by the EFQM model as the theoretical underpinning that provides specific enabler criteria of quality management of organizations such as employee policy, development of partnerships and resource management, and the monitoring of strategies. These enabler criteria help to explain the ways in which total quality management (TQM) is implemented in any organization. Data for this study was collected from a total of 142 participants, including selective officials of the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), city dwellers, government officials and civil society representatives by using a structured questionnaire. The findings of this study reveal that the CCC has failed to convey clearly its quality mission and objectives to its employees at all levels.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6391/77888
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resource management, Quality objectives, Standard setting, Employee policy and organization strategy, Chittagong City Corporation, Bangladesh
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H96 Public policy (General), Policy sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr S M Abdul Quddus
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 14:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77888

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