Title: Comparison of organisational excellence based on the model of Peters and Waterman with case study in the steel industry

Authors: Batul Forouzan; Ali Attafar; Arash Shahin

Addresses: Department of Management, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, University Blvd., Arghavanieh, East Jey St., 81595-158, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The aim of this article is to compare organisational excellence based on the model of Peters and Waterman in Tuka Steel Investment Company and Engineering Company of Isfahan Ghaem Sepahan. Statistical samples included employees of the two companies as 82 and 89 persons, respectively. A questionnaire including 45 questions with Likert's five-point scale has been designed for data collection. Results indicate the observed values of t in eight variables of the model of Peters and Waterman in both companies are higher than average; in Tuka Steel Company, staff autonomy and entrepreneurship factor has been lower than average; therefore, these two companies are excellent organisations based on the studied model. Results also imply these two companies have significant differences regarding some of the research variables; and the average of these variables in Engineering Company of Isfahan Ghaem Sepahan is higher than average in Tuka Steel Investment Company.

Keywords: organisational excellence; Peters and Waterman model; Tuka Steel Investment Company; Engineering Company of Isfahan Ghaem Sepahan; case study; steel industry; staff autonomy; entrepreneurship; research variables; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2014.063171

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2014 Vol.7 No.4, pp.450 - 472

Available online: 04 Jul 2014 *

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