Ethical Considerations in Enhancing Quality Performance: A Comprehensive Review of the Role of Employee Empowerment & Involvement, Communication, Knowledge Management and Organisational Culture
Keywords:Quality Performance, Knowledge Management, Organisational Culture, Employee Empowerment, Employee Involvement, Communication
The aim of this study is to provide a conceptual model that links several key variables including employee empowerment & involvement and communication of organisational factors (OF), knowledge management (KM) and organisational culture (OC) to enhance quality performance (QP) of Hong Kong watchmaking industry. Literature review was conducted extensively, and the approach employed was conceptualized into a proposed conceptual framework. A conceptual framework was suggested in this paper to enhance QP of Hong Kong watchmaking industry through employee empowerment & involvement and communication of OF, a mediator KM and a moderator OC. The literature review was performed extensively to provide four hypotheses including 1) the OF-KM relationship, 2) the KM-QP relationship, 3) the OF-QP relationship through a mediator KM, and 4) the KM-QP relationship through a moderator OC. More opportunities were provided in this study for researchers to expand further the research in QP of Hong Kong watchmaking industry on the basis of the theories from knowledge-based view and Hofstede’s cultural dimensions in the organisations. The study attempted to explore good employee empowerment & involvement and communication together with strategic KM and OC to enhance QP of Hong Kong watchmaking industry. According to this study, the mediator KM and the moderator OC for the OF-QP relationship can be expected to enhance QP of Hong Kong watchmaking industry. KM mediates the OF-QP relationship whereas OC moderates the OF-QP relationship with existence of the mediator KM. In this connection, the study is significant with both theoretical perspective and practical perspective. A research gap is existed to find out a moderating role of OC in the OF-QP relationship if KM mediates the OF-QP relationship.
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