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Title: Investigating the barriers to implementing ISO 9001:2000 within the private mobile companies in Jordan
Author: Barqawi, Basem Yousif
ISNI:       0000 0004 2690 3347
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 2009
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In Jordan, the mobile phone sector became vital to the Jordanian economy as its contribution to the total Gross Domestic Product reached 18% at the end of 2007. The Mobile penetration in Jordan stands at roughly 93% of Jordan's total population at the end of 2008. Moreover, in Jordan there are 283 organisations registered with the ISO 9001:2000, and which is increasing year after year. Although some Private mobile companies have made great efforts to implement the system and to get the ISO 9001:2000 certification, others have not yet done so. Therefore the aim of this research is to investigate and identify barriers that affect the implementing of ISO 9001:2000 in the private mobile companies in Jordan. In order to achieve the research aim, an empirically-based systems analysis of four case study organisations of all the private mobile companies in Jordan was carried out. Substantial field work was undertaken using a qualitative approach. Semi structured interviews, documentation, direct observation and archival records are several tools used to collect the data in order to achieve triangulation, to explore the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 and to provide more in-depth understanding. The original contribution of this research is an in-depth understanding of the barriers affecting the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 in the private mobile companies in Jordan. This research is the first study in the private sector in Jordan regarding the barriers of implementing ISO standard. Some unique barriers were identified, such as: the ambition of employees to seek top and middle management posts in the companies concerned, the restrictions applying when the companies were in the public sector, the failure to install complete management information systems, imbalance between the working practices of the companies and ISO 9001:2000 requirements. In addition, the findings of the present research will strengthen the existing literature on QMS implementation in the private mobile sector and will reduce the gap in knowledge applying to Jordanian studies in particular and to Arab studies in general.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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