Strategic Ambitions as drivers of improvement at DaimlerChrysler

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Strategic ambitions can function as drivers of improvement in organizations. Continuous improvement is driven by strategic ambitions to: design quality into the structure of the organization; plan and control improvements; assure improvements; set and realize improvement goals; position the organization in the market as a “high quality” organization; and create value in interaction with stakeholders. An analytical framework based on these drivers is described. A research project is carried out in the organization of DaimlerChrysler Netherlands. The improvement processes in this organization are analyzed with the framework. The research project indicates that the improvement processes are driven by the strategic ambitions of the organization. © 2002, MCB UP Limited
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalMeasuring Business Excellence
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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