Exploring an Ecosystemic and Regenerative Approach to Quality Management: Towards New Theory and Practice for a Living World

Johan Lilja, Kristen Snyder, Rasmus Jørgensen, Christer Hedlund

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Quality Management (QM) is currently facing a new landscape that makes the traditional emphasis on internal organizational excellence as well as many of the QM leadership control practices, increasingly insufficient. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to revitalizing and updating QM theory and practice for a living world by exploring an ecosystemic and regenerative approach. The paper presents initial results from a study of the phenomena of developing and improving together, across boundaries of organizations and actors, in two complex ecosystems. The results highlight four enablers and six wishes that could inform further exploration and future QM practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 30th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2023: A Systems Lens on Operations - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jul 20236 Jul 2023
Conference number: 30


ConferenceThe 30th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2023
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  • Dialogic organization development
  • Regenerative leadership
  • Open-TQM

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