Algerian National Culture and TQM

Abdelkrim Yahia-Berrouiguet


The literature on total quality management confirmed that the national culture has an effect on total quality management implementation. The aim of this study is to compare the Algerian national culture and the TQM culture. The results indicated that not all the national culture dimensions are appropriate for TQM implementation in the Algerian context: the collectivism dimension is appropriate, the power distance and uncertainty avoidance dimensions are not appropriate.


Total Quality Management, National Culture, Hofstede model, Algeria

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