From continuous improvement to collaborative improvement: scope, scale, skill and social networking in collaborative improvement

H.G.A. Middel, Arend J. Groen, O.A.M. Fisscher

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Abstract

More than ever, companies are challenged to improve their performance and respond quickly and accurately to changes within the market. As competitive battlefield is moving towards the level of networks of organisations, the individual firm is an inadequate entity for identifying improvements. Therefore the concept of continuous improvement must be applied and used in inter-organisational settings, leading to the concept of collaborative improvement. However the process of applying and transferring CI to inter-organisational settings is fraught with intra- and inter-organisational change issues and working practices. For companies to be able to effectively manage and organise the process of collaborative improvement knowledge and understanding on the process itself is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the High-Technology Small Firms Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe 12th Annual International Conference at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 24-25 May 2004
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherNetherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS)
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event12th Annual High-Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2004 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 24 May 200425 May 2004
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th Annual High-Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2004
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period24/05/0425/05/04

Keywords

  • METIS-218550
  • IR-47714

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