The impact of national and parent company origin on world-class manufacturing. Findings from Britain and Germany

Voss, Christopher A. and Blackmon, Kate (1996) The impact of national and parent company origin on world-class manufacturing. Findings from Britain and Germany. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 16 (11). pp. 98-115.

Abstract

Presents the results of a study examining differences in world-class manufacturing practices and performance between the UK and Germany, based on a sample of more than 500 German and British manufacturing plants. Suggests that although German superiority persists in many areas, it may not be as great as generally assumed. While at the overall level, country-of-origin effects are important, many of the plant sites sampled were part of multinational organizations. Also examines how much of the difference in manufacturing practices and performance at the site level might be attributed to foreign direct investment in manufacturing. Concludes that parent origin does have a significant effect at the site level.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: performance management; manufacturing
Subject(s): Project management
Operations management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 11:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/4221

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