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Improving quality and safety

Heather Shearer

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the improvement of healthcare quality and safety. Topics covered include a brief history of quality improvement, measuring improvement, the Six Sigma approach, the productive ... More


The Global in the 1980s and 1990s: Liquid Modernity, Routines, and the Case of Motorola’s Iridium Satellite Communications Venture

Martin Collins

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter uses a historical case to engage the theoretical framework of the routines literature. The example is that of Motorola, a multinational, Fortune 500 company, and its start-up Iridium, ... More


Hitting the Target: Process Control, Experimentation, and Improvement in a Catapult Competition

George Easton

in The Handbook of Behavioral Operations Management: Social and Psychological Dynamics in Production and Service Settings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199357215
eISBN:
9780190239336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357215.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter describes a novel team-based catapult shooting competition that is used as the capstone project for an MBA-level operations management course on process analysis and Six Sigma. The ... More


Organizing Space

Hallam Stevens

in Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080178
eISBN:
9780226080345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080345.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What do the spaces in which bioinformatic knowledge is produced look like? How are they arranged? How do people move around in them? What difference does this make to the knowledge that is produced? ... More


Loss of Competitive Advantage

Clair Brown and Greg Linden

in Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013468
eISBN:
9780262258654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins with the examination of Japan’s rise to prominence in the semiconductor industry in the 1980s, and discusses the products involved that helped Japanese firms rise to market ... More


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