Storytellers, Science, and Continuous Improvement

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Luther, David B.   (1997, ASQ)   Luther Quality Associates, Corning, NY

Quality Progress    Vol. 30    No. 11
QICID: 13173    November 1997    pp. 77-78
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Article Abstract

The Transformations to Quality Organizations (TQO) program encourages practical research on quality. Prior to TQO there had been a dearth of rigorous studies on quality techniques. But now the Leadership Steering Committee, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) are supporting TQO research with money and with strategies for disseminating results to the workplace. NSF runs the research process, and with the help of contributions from member companies of the Leadership Steering Committee, the academic community has submitted hundreds of proposals. Sixteen proposals were funded in the first round in 1994-95 and nine in the second round. Although these research projects are not yet finished, the initial results are exciting and practical. ASQ can lead the way in deploying research results from academia to the workplace. This article is the first in a series of three on TQO.Abstract.

Keywords

American Society for Quality (ASQ),Funding,Partnerships,Research


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