The need for quality culture in Iran's oil and gas projects : a critical review

Maleki Sadabad, MN and Pathirage, C 2017, The need for quality culture in Iran's oil and gas projects : a critical review , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

Quality is an approved management concept in the twentieth century and an intense catalyst for driving organisational competitiveness and effectiveness. The cornerstone of any type of quality enhancement includes cultivating a ‘quality culture’ in the target organisation and incorporating it all through the organisation. ‘Organisational culture’ is characterised as the collective views, standards, outlooks, and behaviours that represent the staff in a company. As a management system, Total Quality Management (TQM) initiated in the 1950's and has persistently progressed and has become more widespread since the early 1980's. TQM is considered as an improvement to the conventional commercial methods and is an established strategy securing survival in the worldwide rivalry. Project Management (PM) is the field of utilising recognised standards, procedures and policies to deal with a project from origination to completion. It is frequently abbreviated as PM and entails organising and connecting the company’s resources to accomplish a specific activity, event or responsibility. Different organisations and project teams possess exclusive features, value structures and manners of performing objectives to be successful. A project leader is supposed to comprehend the notion of culture; in turn, he can receive support from the organisation members and lead the project efficiently. The aim of this paper is to stress the necessity of quality culture in PM teams within Iran’s oil and gas industry. Therefore, a critical review of the related literature is performed to clarify challenges in conventional PM structure in Iran’s oil and gas industry, current practices in TQM and methods with which quality culture can enhance the performance of PM teams. A critical literature survey and review of existing published data is carried out to explain the needs of quality culture in Iran’s oil and gas projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) : conference proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
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Depositing User: Simi Goyol
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43980

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