Title: The effect of Six Sigma approach as a tool for strategic cost management on achieving competitive advantage: the case of Jordanian industrial public shareholding companies

Authors: Inaam M. Al-Zwaylif; Lilian Taher

Addresses: Jordan ' College of Business Administration, Ajman University, P.O. Box 346, Ajman, UAE

Abstract: The study aimed at investigating the effect of six sigma criteria on competitive advantage for Jordanian industrial public shareholding companies. Data was collected from a random sample using a questionnaire specially designed for this purpose. Multiple regression analysis was utilised to test the hypotheses using the stepwise approach. The study revealed that Six Sigma criteria as a whole significantly affect the competitive advantage; and each criterion was significant and explained a significant amount of the variance in a competitive advantage. The findings of the study also showed that Jordanian industrial companies apply Six Sigma criteria at an average level, and they are interested in the competitive advantage at an average level.

Keywords: Six Sigma; strategic cost management; competitive advantage; industrial companies; Jordan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2020.110973

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2020 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.120 - 135

Received: 18 Mar 2019
Accepted: 01 Oct 2019

Published online: 03 Nov 2020 *

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