Challenging EME's to learn through collaborative improvement projects

H.G.A. Middel, Raffaella Cagliano, Federico Caniato, Rasmus Kaltoft, Jacob Steendahl Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Continuous Improvement is a consolidated concept in theory and practice, mainly in the context of a single organisation. Within the increasingly turbulent and uncertain environment the concept of Continuous Improvement should be transferred and extended to the level of collaborative continuous improvement to understand the improvement and learning process that takes place at the inter-company level, leading to the concept of Collaborative Improvement. This paper presents a number of practical results of a three years EU-research project on improving learning and continuous collaborative improvement that takes place in inter-organisational processes, e.g. the context of an Extended Manufacturing Enterprise. Within this project an action research approach is adopted through a cycle of workshops at the EME level to facilitate the collaborative improvement process and stimulate the learning process at the inter-organisational level.
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    Title of host publicationOne world? One view of OM? The Challenges of Integrating Research & Practice. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the European Operations Management Association & Production and Operations Management Society Joint International Conference, 16-18 June 2003, Como Lake, Italy
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    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventEuropean Operations Management Association & Production and Operations Management Society Joint International Conference - Como Lake, Italy
    Duration: 16 Jun 200318 Jun 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Operations Management Association & Production and Operations Management Society Joint International Conference
    Period16/06/0318/06/03
    Other16-18 June 2003

    Keywords

    • IR-50932
    • METIS-217492

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