"It Seems to Fill My Head With Ideas": A few Thoughts on Postmodernism, TQM, and BPR

Christian De Cock*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstrakt

The main objective of this article is to explode the popular myth that the Total Quality Management (TQM) and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) constructs have not been properly understood or implemented. Elements of postmodern discourse are used to juggle with the meaning of TQM, BPR, and, at a later stage, with that of postmodernism itself. Problems traditionally identified as hampering TQM/BPR implementation can be thus dissolved. Both the arguments of TQM/BPR advocates and opponents will be shown to be necessarily incomplete. By taking the TQM/BPR constructs less seriously and offering an alternative to the totalizing discourse surrounding them, we may be able to unlock more of their potential.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Management Inquiry
Vol/bind7
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)144-153
ISSN1056-4926
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1998
Udgivet eksterntJa

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