Management Quality and Competitiveness

Lessons from the Industrial Excellence Award

  • Christoph H. Loch
  • Stephen E. Chick
  • Arnd Huchzermeier

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About this book


This book showcases examples of excellent manufacturing companies who have succeeded in creating value and job growth in Western Europe. The examples show managers of industrial firms how a clearly articulated strategic position can be combined with excellent execution to achieve competitiveness in Europe, in spite of the usually cited disadvantage of high labor costs and rigidity. Not every company is alike — strategic positions differ, and the means of execution differ, but what is common is a clear plan together with mobilization of all employees to apply their abilities in supporting this common plan. The book is indispensable reading for all managers that are interested in improving competitiveness.


Accountability BuS Core Competence Factory Concept Innovation Innovation and Game-Changing Products Management Management Quality Manufacturing Networked Strategy New Thinking Responsibility of Management Strategic Positioning strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph H. Loch
    • 1
  • Stephen E. Chick
    • 1
  • Arnd Huchzermeier
    • 2
  1. 1.INSEAD77305France
  2. 2.WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management56179Germany

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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods