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A history of managing for quality : the evolution, trends, and future directions of managing for quality

Author: J M Juran
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin : ASQC Quality Press, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Engineer, manager, executive, author and lecturer, Dr. Joseph M. Juran compiles the first-ever international history on managing for quality. Focusing on the elements of quality management common to all industries, this volume illustrates the immense effect that quality, and its evolution, has had on civilization over the centuries." "Juran brings together a richly diverse group of authors, each one a renowned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of managing for quality.
Milwaukee, Wis. : ASQC Quality Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604996382
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Juran
ISBN: 0873893417 9780873893411
OCLC Number: 32394752
Notes: "A research project sponsored by Juran Foundation, Inc."
Description: xv, 688 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancient China's History of Managing for Quality / China Quality Control Association's Research Group of China's Ancient History of Quality Control --
Managing for Quality in Ancient Israel / Ron Kenett --
Quality Management in the Construction of Ancient Greek Temples and Theaters / Athanassios Frontistis --
Quality in Early India : Different Levels of Understanding, Different Concerns / B.N. Goswamy --
Quality in Early Scandinavian Shipbuilding / Carl A. Kofoed, Grete Kofoed --
Managing for Quality in Ancient Rome / Marco Bigliazzi, Roberto Mirandola --
History of Quality Assurance in Germany / Franz Lerner --
Development of Quality Control in Mining, Metallurgy, and Coinage in the Czech Lands / Jiri Majer --
The Arsenale of the Venetian Republic / Annalisa Conterio, Francesco Da Villa --
The Story of the Quality of Clocks / Cornelis Spaans --
Examples of Quality Management in the History of Russia / Ludmila A. Konareva --
Guilds and Cathedral Building / Michel Deleforge --
How the French Arms Industry Mastered Quality / Michel Dunaud --
The History of Managing for Quality in the United Kingdom / David Hutchins --
Quality Management in Nineteenth-Century Czech Beer and Sugar Production / Ludmila Curinova, Frantisek Dudek --
The Recent History of Managing for Quality in Japan / Izumi Nonaka --
The History of Managing for Quality in the United States / J.M. Juran --
Summary, Trends, and Prognosis / J.M. Juran.
Responsibility: J.M. Juran, editor-in-chief.

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"Engineer, manager, executive, author and lecturer, Dr. Joseph M. Juran compiles the first-ever international history on managing for quality. Focusing on the elements of quality management common to all industries, this volume illustrates the immense effect that quality, and its evolution, has had on civilization over the centuries." "Juran brings together a richly diverse group of authors, each one a renowned authority in the field of quality management. Each of the 17 stand-alone chapters describes how managing for quality evolved in a specific geographical area and during a specific time frame of human history. Juran summarizes this historical profile with a final chapter that identifies and traces worldwide trends, derives lessons learned over history, and suggests likely directions in managing for quality for the next century."--Jacket.

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