Total Quality Management (TQM) practices applied in education institutions: A systematic review of literature

Edward KIGOZI, Yue On James KO

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic literature review to identify major total quality management practices used in education institution. The aim was to provide education institutions with reliable evidence for informing their selection of total quality management practices for quality performance improvement. This study used a systematic review of the literature contained in the three databases ERIC, Science Direct and emerald insight. An analysis of the literature identified that top management commitment; continuous improvement and customer focus are the major total quality management practices applied in education institutions. This study was limited by three databases and search engines used and by the restricted number of keywords used in searching these sources. This systematic review of literature shows a gap in the existing research in that most Total quality management researchers put more consideration to higher education and secondary education and less to primary education concerning total quality management practices. This study used a systematic literature review to identify TQM practices used in education institutions and identified that there is still gap in research on TQM practices in primary education. Copyright © 2019 Infonomics Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Business Strategies
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Citation

Kigozi, E., & Ko, Y. O. J. (2019). Total Quality Management (TQM) practices applied in education institutions: A systematic review of literature. International Journal of Innovative Business Strategies, 5(2), 341-352. doi: 10.20533/ijibs.2046.3626.2019.0045

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