Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Organizational leadership: A study on the affects of certification to International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
by Cowart, Jewel S., Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2015, 164; 3686113
Abstract (Summary)

Compliance to requirements of ISO is an important leadership problem for the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) companies. Furthermore, the IAQG seeks to understand the valuation of ISO/AS9100 requirements (2009), audit practices, management functions, business performance, customer satisfaction, and potential future concepts for the standard to assure quality. Since the release of the AS9100C total certification growth surpassed 1,100,000 organizations in 2010 with ISO 9001 series adoption and implementation governing business operations (ASQ, 2012b; ISO, 2011; Bernardo, Llach, & Marimon, 2011). Historians such as Crosby, Juran, Deming, and others established the foundation for quality assurance. Several researchers explored the issues which complicate overall benefits of ISO certification (Iwaro & Mwasha, 2012; Karthi et al., 2012; Sampaio et al., 2009). This study examined the effects on AS&D industries from ISO compliance to identify the implications (of ever-changing requirements) through an online survey of 15,000 practitioners. The research illuminated how ISO affects AS&D industries with current and future requirements for certification. The data showed that 75% of survey respondents report implementation of the AS9100C requirements still has benefits that outweigh the cost. Findings suggest that AS&D industries perceive significant value in the AS9100C document as part of the overall ISO 9000 series. In general, the comments from the survey can provide insight into the affects of ISO certification. The study concludes by recommending continued research to learn of further impacts from ISO certification within AS&D industries to improve the AS9100 document requirements for quality management systems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sparks, Paul R.
Commitee: Barner, Robert R., Tobin, John C.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Aerospace engineering, Business education, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Business management, Change management, ISO certification, Organizational leadership, Project management, Quality management systems
Publication Number: 3686113
ISBN: 9781321627381
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