Management Competence: Resource-Based Management and Plant Performance by Andreas EndersManagement Competence: Resource-Based Management and Plant Performance by Andreas Enders

Management Competence: Resource-Based Management and Plant Performance

byAndreas Enders

Paperback | July 20, 2004

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Eight years ago, the production management department ofthe WHU launched the industry competition ,Best Factory / Industrial Excellence Award' jointly with the media partner Wirtschaftswoche in Germany. Two years earlier, the competition had been initiated successfully by INSEAD faculty in France. Over the years, the joint research team experienced first-hand that application of Management Quality was a key driver ofcontinuous improvement along the firm's core business proc­ esses. Moreover, those companies that exhibited the highest improvement rates achieved mostly the best business results (compared to their industry bench­ marks). Andreas Enders accompanied us for five rounds of the competition as program manager for the German competition. His contributions - among others the launch ofour web site www. beste-fabrik. de - are greatly acknowledged by the academic advisory team. The fmdings ofthe industry competition greatly influenced this thesis on Man­ agement Competence. Initially, the main research question though was to provide a theoretic foundation and an empirical test for the seven-factor Management Quality model (as defined in our recent book on Industrial Excellence). Manage­ ment Quality consists of strategy formulation and deployment combined with delegation of tasks to workers and their participation. In addition, measurement, integration, communication and training complement the main levers. While there exist numerous studies on superior business performance and key success factors, there are few sound empirical studies available to date on operational performance and sustained business success.
Title:Management Competence: Resource-Based Management and Plant PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pagesPublished:July 20, 2004Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Starting Point of Our Research.- 1.2 Objectives of Our Study.- 1.3 Research Agenda.- 2 Literature Overview.- 2.1 Introduction and Chapter Structure.- 2.2 Business Strategy.- 2.2.1 Market-Oriented Theory.- 2.2.2 The Theory of the Resource-Based View.- 2.2.3 A Synthesis of MOT and RBV.- 2.2.4 Industry Dynamics.- 2.3 Towards Resource Management.- 2.3.1 Management in a Situational Context.- 2.3.2 Defining Capabilities.- 2.3.3 Towards a Theory on Dynamic Capabilities.- 2.3.4 Summary on RBV and Dynamic Capabilities.- 2.3.5 The Current State of the Art.- 2.3.6 Outlook.- 2.4 Onto Operations.- 2.4.1 A Strong Competitive Weapon.- 2.4.2 Competitive Priorities.- 2.4.3 Summary.- 2.4.4 Outlook.- 2.5 Towards Industrial Excellence.- 2.5.1 Competitive Priorities and Performance.- 2.5.2 The INSEAD-WHU Industrial Excellence Award.- 3 Management Competence Model.- 3.1 Base Model.- 3.2 Competence and Performance Dimensions.- 3.2.1 Competence Dimensions.- 3.2.2 Performance Dimensions.- 3.2.3 Environmental Dynamism.- 3.3 Dependencies.- 3.4 Moderated Dependence Analysis.- 3.5 Summary.- 4 Methodology.- 4.1 Qualitative Analysis.- 4.1.1 Conceptualization.- 4.1.2 Pre-testing Phase.- 4.1.3 Data Generation.- 4.1.4 Sample.- 4.2 Quantitative Analysis.- 4.2.1 Fundamental Methodological Aspects.- 4.2.2 Construct Quality.- 4.2.3 Criteria of the First and Second Generation.- 4.4.4 Multitrait-Multimethod Analysis.- 4.4.5 Dependence Analysis.- 4.4.6 Moderated Dependence Analysis.- 5 Empirical Results.- 5.1 Factor Analysis.- 5.1.1 Competence Dimensions.- 5.1.2 Performance Dimensions.- 5.1.3 Environmental Factors.- 5.2 Multitrait-Multimethod Analysis.- 5.2.1 Factors.- 5.2.2 Comparison of Estimation Models.- 5.2.3 Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA).- 5.2.4 Conclusion.- 5.3 Dependence Analysis.- 5.3.1 Conclusion.- 5.4 Moderated Model.- 5.4.1 Cluster Analysis.- 5.4.2 Moderated Regression Analysis.- 5.4.3 Conclusion.- 6 Conclusion.- 6.1 Central Results.- 6.2 Scientific Review.- 6.3 Scientific Restrictions.- 6.4 Managerial Implications.- References.- Appendix - Questionnaires.