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Alazemi, W (2013) Total quality management within the construction industry of Kuwait: the role of total quality management and its usage, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University.
- Type: Thesis
- Keywords: Kuwait; questionnaire survey; total quality management
- URL: https://hdl.handle.net/2134/12654
The aim of this research is to understand employees’ contribution to the successful implementation of total quality management (TQM) within construction companies in Kuwait. A research model was developed based on previous studies to guide the research and understand the different factors that contribute to employee contribution and implementation of TQM. The research begins with reviewing different literatures on employee contribution and TQM. The factors studies the implementation and usage of quality management in the construction companies and factors such as leadership, employee, teamwork, and information technology on TQM. To understand employee contribution, data was collected from employees in the construction companies in Kuwait. The data was collected using quantitative survey and using questionnaires that were distributed by hand to the companies. The collected data was entered in statistical software to generate different types of analyses. The types of analyses were descriptive, crosstab, correlation, factor, regression, Kruskall Wallis and Mann Whitney. Based on the results leadership, employee, teamwork and information technology were found to be significant to the role of TQM in the construction companies. The recommendations were towards practicing continuous improvement, strengthening employee training, increasing and enhancing communication between managers and employees. The future research recommendations are towards gathering information from senior managers and CEO. The data needs to be compared with this study to understand the role of senior managers towards success of TQM in construction companies.