Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Greg Arbuckle (Director), Dan Jackson, Bryan Reaka
Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences
Master of Science
The purpose of this study was to provide a case example of one SME (small to medium-size enterprises) documented practices compared to the Baldrige Program’s Criteria for Performance Excellence (Criteria). This study evaluated the degree to which the case example organization practiced the philosophies and principles of the Criteria without direct knowledge of the Criteria. The researcher conducted evaluations by examining the case example organization’s strategic plan against the Criteria. Results of this study’s demonstrated that the Baldrige Program would not be a change in direction for the case example organization but a systematic approach to enhance the methods already deployed by the case example organization. Evaluations identified items on both documents that could be relatable to items contained on the opposing document. This study also identified the actual number of requirement items contained within the Criteria, in order to provide a better understanding of the current Criteria’s level of complexity.
Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Business and Corporate Communications | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Blacklock, Jordan, "The Strategic Plan of a Medium-Size Enterprise Compared to the Baldrige Criteria" (2013). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1304.
Business Administration, Management, and Operations Commons, Business and Corporate Communications Commons, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods Commons, Organizational Behavior and Theory Commons