- Grounding of Six Sigma s Breakthrough Cookbook: How to research a methodology?
- International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
- Volume | Issue number
- 1 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Number of pages
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)
The Six Sigma programme has developed into a standard for quality and efficiency improvement in business and industry. This fact makes scientific research into the validity and applicability of this methodology important. This article explores the possibilities of a scientific study of the methodological aspects of the Six Sigma programme, and its Breakthrough Cookbook in
particular. The objective of the paper is to provide researchers with a scientifically sound approach for studying the validity and applicability of a methodology such as Six Sigma. Several research methodologies are considered, whereupon a grounding research approach is developed. A comparison of the results of a literature review and the proposed research plan learns that current literature on the methodological aspects of Six Sigma does not meet scientific standards of precision and consistency.
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