Recent and Influential Studies on TQM-Innovation Relationship: A Review

International Journal of Manage.Studies, Statistics & Applied Economics (IJMSAE), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 147-162, December 2012

17 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2013

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Abdul Talib Bon

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) - Faculty of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship

Esam Mustafa

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Faculty of Technology Management and Business

Umol Syamsyul Rakiman

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

Date Written: January 13, 2013

Abstract

The Purpose of this paper is to review the recent studies on the relationship between Total Quality Management TQM and innovation. As the literature on this relationship is not comprehensive and because of limitations of the existent related studies, this paper involved a review of 8 studies conducted in the period from 2006 and 2011. The review showed that the relationship between TQM and innovation is contradicted. That is because the intra relation between TQM practices has not been investigated in most of the reviewed studies. Also the moderated factors (e.g. firm size, firm age, and period of implementing TQM) that may influence the TQM implementation as well as innovation performance have not been fully considered. Thus, more studies are needed to clarify this relationship through a different approach to overcome the limitations. Some gaps in the literature are identified and discussed for the benefit of the researchers and academicians. By discussing the findings and identifying the gaps, this paper can contribute to the body of knowledge, academicians and managers regarding the vital role of the TQM and innovation on business performance.

Keywords: TQM, innovation, relationship, review

Suggested Citation

Bon, Abdul Talib and Mustafa, Esam and Syamsyul Rakiman, Umol, Recent and Influential Studies on TQM-Innovation Relationship: A Review (January 13, 2013). International Journal of Manage.Studies, Statistics & Applied Economics (IJMSAE), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 147-162, December 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2200031

Abdul Talib Bon

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) - Faculty of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship ( email )

Parit Raja
Batu Pahat, Johor 83600
Malaysia

Esam Mustafa (Contact Author)

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Faculty of Technology Management and Business ( email )

Parit Raja
Batu Pahat, Johor 86400
Malaysia

Umol Syamsyul Rakiman

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) ( email )

Parit Raja
Batu Pahat, Johor 86400
Malaysia

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