Constable, Gordon K. (1986, ASQC) Wright State University, Dayton, OH
As in well known, worker participation, via QC Circles, received its initial start through an experiment sponsored by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) in 1962. Since then, QC Circles, in one form or another, have spread to more than twenty-three countries around the globe. Many of these countries are located in the Pacific Basin and have organizations which are members of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO). The author has visited a number of the organizations and businesses in these countries. These organizations are involved in the implementation, training, operation, registration and maintenance of QC Circles. This paper presents information gathered by the author concerning the development of worker participation teams in the Pacific Basin. A comparison of the status of QC Circles and their economic contribution to their respective governments will be discussed.
Human resources (HR),Quality management (QM)