טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentAlter Ariela
SubjectThe Effect of Implementation of International Management
Practices on Organizations in Israel
DepartmentDepartment of Quality Assurance and Reliability
Supervisor Professor Eitan Naveh


Abstract

Globalization and International competition have turned strategic alliances between organizations from different countries to be very common.

In this research we have examined the process of implementation of international quality assurance methods in Israeli organizations. We analyzed two kinds of international strategic cooperation: First, a substantial purchase of an Israeli company stocks by foreign company from the same sector. Second, an international cooperation that does not involve a substantial purchase of stocks. The research follows the implementation process of the quality management methods of foreign companies by their Israeli counterparts.

The research was conducted in two leading organizations in Israel. Our findings were based on interviews that were conducted with managers of various ranks in each organization, and collecting organizational data and integrating it with well known managerial theories. Our aim is to examine the implementation of quality management methods that were adopted upon a strong strategic alliance with foreign company. And to construct valid assumptions about the factors that influence a successful implementation.

After data analysis we have reached assumptions that related a successful implementation of quality management methods to a set of inter-organizational conditions and intra conditions. An integrative model was used to describe the research assumptions.

The assumptions are the following: A successful implementation depends on the organizational climate concerning the implementation process.

The nature of the strategic alliance have a direct and an indirect influence on the organizational climate concerning implementation. It influences the extent that knowledge is shared by the two companies and also the amount of efforts invested in implementation process which influence directly the implementation climate. The extent that the assimilative company is exposed to knowledge sources also influence it's organizational implementation climate. The positive the organizational climate would be, a more successful implementation process is expected.