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Successful lean implementation: Organizational culture and soft lean practices / Thomas Bortolotti; Stefania Boscari; Pamela Danese

International Journal of Production Economics, Volume: 160, Pages: 182 - 201

Swansea University Author: Bortolotti, Thomas

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.10.013

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This work explores the differences between successful and unsuccessful lean factories in terms of organizational culture dimensions and use of soft lean practices.The analysis of more than 300 factories shows (1) which organizational culture characteristics are peculiar of successful lean factories...

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Published in: International Journal of Production Economics
Published: 2014
Online Access: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925527314003508
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21636
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Abstract: This work explores the differences between successful and unsuccessful lean factories in terms of organizational culture dimensions and use of soft lean practices.The analysis of more than 300 factories shows (1) which organizational culture characteristics are peculiar of successful lean factories and (2) that they implement more extensively lean practices concerning people and relations – i.e., soft lean practices.
Keywords: Lean management, Organizational culture, Operational performance, High performance manufacturing, Multi-group analysis
College: School of Management
Start Page: 182
End Page: 201