Development of comprehensive coursework of quality management in universities pertinent to the construction industry: a case of Pakistan

Irfan, Muhammad, Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin, Kaka Khel, Syyed Sami Ul Haq, Faizan Ul Haq, Muhammad, Saeed Zafar, Muhammad and Ehtsham, Muhammad 2020, Development of comprehensive coursework of quality management in universities pertinent to the construction industry: a case of Pakistan, The TQM Journal, pp. 1-23, doi: 10.1108/tqm-03-2020-0066.

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Title Development of comprehensive coursework of quality management in universities pertinent to the construction industry: a case of Pakistan
Author(s) Irfan, Muhammad
Thaheem, Muhammad JamaluddinORCID iD for Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin
Kaka Khel, Syyed Sami Ul Haq
Faizan Ul Haq, Muhammad
Saeed Zafar, Muhammad
Ehtsham, Muhammad
Journal name The TQM Journal
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 1754-2731
Summary PurposeThe purpose of this research is to determine a comprehensive coursework for teaching quality management in the universities of developing countries i.e. Pakistan pertinent to the construction industry. Additionally, a framework was also developed based on the results.Design/methodology/approachFactors and course contents of quality management are extracted through a content analysis of the published literature. Further, a questionnaire survey is conducted involving 150 professionals to assess the requirements of the industry and academic professionals of the construction industry for effective quality management. Finally, for getting a more objective perspective, using quality function deployment (QFD) matrix a framework is developed.FindingsThe results show the level of importance of each design requirement. We can identify the design requirements through which we can fulfill the needs and demands of the stakeholders. Contents like benchmarking, supply chain management, six sigma and other data analysis methods, costing and auditing of quality, customer satisfaction analysis, TQM: theory and practices and ISO certification processes and procedures should be included in any course program related to quality management pertinent to the construction industry. Along with these contents, workshops and seminars must be arranged to address the user requirement for increased leadership and communication skills.Originality/valueThere is a lack of literature available on course content for quality management in the universities for the construction sector, therefore, a huge scope of future research in the field of quality management in the construction industry needs to be investigated. This research highlights the most significant quality management factors and course contents as per the requirement of industry professionals. Therefore, this study adds to the existing body of knowledge by developing a robust framework that will help decision-makers and top management to develop constructive quality management course work at university level that will help in producing qualified and trained quality professionals to the construction industry.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1108/tqm-03-2020-0066
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Field of Research 0299 Other Physical Sciences
0399 Other Chemical Sciences
1503 Business and Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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