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Purpose The aim of this paper is to summarise the characteristics of, and results from, a largescale project to promote productivity improvement throughout Turkey's provinces.Designmethodologyapproach The paper describes the aims and approach of the project leading to a quantitative summary of...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the challenges facing European manufacturing industry in an age of increasing global competitiveness and to explore models for survival.Designmethodologyapproach The paper reflects on trends in global manufacturing and examines the issues faced by...
Purpose This paper seeks to examine the dissemination of highinvolvement innovation practices at Finnish workplaces and to consider how their adoption can be promoted by means of a publiclyfunded R&D programme.Designmethodologyapproach The empirical material is based on a survey by the Finnish...
Purpose This paper aims to examine issues surrounding the competitiveness of the Visegrad countries that have recently joined the European Union, and in particular, to analyse a set of structural indicators that help assess the degree to which they are meeting the terms of the Lisbon...
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the weaknesses which result in the concept of process performance measurement being ineffectively translated into effective measurement and action regimes.Designmethodologyapproach In spite of the fact that process performance measurement is an...
Purpose This paper aims to examine issues of government policy in creating an infrastructure that supports innovation and expertise.Designmethodologyapproach The approach is to reflect on trends in global trade and the role played by governments in supporting such trade.Findings It is shown...
Purpose This study sets out to describe activities within The Netherlands Centre for Social Innovation, one of the earliest national bodies to promote and develop the concept of social innovation.Designmethodologyapproach The paper describes the concept of social innovation and then illustrates...
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