Quality & Performance Excellence 8th Edition
James Evans
ISBN-13: 9781305662223 | ISBN-10: 1305662229
© 2017 | Published |  496  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781133955931

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Packed with cutting-edge coverage that includes the latest theory and practices from the field, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 8e has three primary objectives: familiarize students with the basic principles and methods, show how these principles and methods have been put into effect in a variety of organizations, and illustrate the relationship between basic principles and the popular theories and models studied in management courses. Extremely flexible and student friendly, the text is organized according to traditional management topics, helping students quickly see the connections between quality principles and management theories. Discussions of the Baldrige criteria are updated to reflect 2015-16 criteria. The eighth edition also includes new examples, experiential exercises, and case studies. Providing practical experience, many cases focus on large and small companies in manufacturing and service industries in North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

    1. Introduction to Quality and Performance Excellence.
    2. Frameworks for Quality and Performance Excellence.
    3. Tools and Techniques for Quality Design and Control.
    4. Tools and Techniques for Quality Improvement.
    5. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Management for Performance Excellence.
    6. Quality in Customer-Supplier Relationships.
    7. Designing Organizations for Performance Excellence.
    8. Quality Teamwork.
    9. Engagement, Empowerment, and Motivation.
    10. Leadership for Performance Excellence.
    11. Performance Excellence and Organizational Change.

    • Real-world cases illustrating key ideas and themes covered in the chapters offer students hands-on opportunities to sharpen their critical-thinking skills.
    • Extremely flexible, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 8e meets the unique needs of you and your students. After chapters 1 and 2, all other chapters can be sequenced in almost any order.
    • Unlike most books on quality, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 8e is organized according to traditional management topics. This student-friendly organization helps readers see the parallels between quality principles and management theories in areas such as organizational design and leadership.
    • Part I, Foundations of Quality and Performance Excellence, presents core principles and begins to explain how they relate to familiar management concepts.
    • Part II, Performance Excellence, Strategy, and Organization Theory, introduces the importance of quality and performance excellence from a strategic perspective, the idea of customer-supplier relationships, and the role of organizational design.
    • Part III, Performance Excellence and Organizational Behavior, discusses the themes of teamwork and empowerment as well as relates quality to the topics of groups and motivation.
    • Part IV, Leadership and Organizational Change, deals with practices for making performance excellence a part of today’s modern organizations, focusing on leadership and the journey to performance excellence.
    • Using real-world examples to bring text concepts to life, each chapter begins with a “Performance Excellence Profile” highlighting a recent Baldrige recipient whose practices have particular relevance to the chapter material.
    • The eighth edition includes numerous changes to maintain its cutting-edge coverage and signature student-friendly style. Discussions of the Baldrige criteria are updated to conform with the 2015-16 criteria, while many other minor updates are integrated throughout. New boxed examples, discussion questions, experiential exercises, and cases are included as well.
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  • James R. Evans is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as president of the Decision Sciences Institute and served for 11 years on the board of examiners and panel of judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He has been editor of the Quality Management Journal, published by the American Society for Quality and has served on editorial boards of numerous other journals. Dr. Evans has published 100 refereed papers and more than 50 editions of leading books. During the annual Quality Congress in May 2004, the American Society for Quality presented Dr. Evans and co-author Dr. Bill Lindsay with the Philip B. Crosby Medal for writing THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF QUALITY. The Crosby medal was presented “for authoring a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, and techniques of quality management.”