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Discussion - Quality Management and Sustainability

Summary: [Author's abstract] Discussion of the article Quality Management and Sustainability in which an attempt is made to explain the relationship between sustainability and quality management. The authors contend that quality management is an important part of the concept of sustainability, but that sustainability is a broader concept encompassing other perspectives such as ethics, quantifying externalities, and systems integrity and resilience. This will be demonstrated in a model of sustainability that includes 14 principles of sustainability. Some of these principles include aspects of quality management while others show the broader perspective of sustainability. Deming´┐Żs 14 points are also studied, and are compared and contrasted with the principlesof sustainability.

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  • Keywords: Ethics,Deming's 14 points,Systems analysis
  • Author: Homenuck, Peter
  • Journal: Quality Management Journal