A REVIEW OF QUALITY CIRCLE EFFICACY AND THE EXISTENCE OF POSITIVEFINDINGS BIAS
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Literature on the impact of the quality circle process upon both individual and organizational outcomes was reviewed and, on average, demonstrated the intervention's effectiveness. In addition, two moderating factors were identified and their influence reported. Finally, the potential for a positivefindings bias was investigated, with no significant positivefindings bias found. It is suggested that this bias may be an artifact resulting from the inclusion of popularpress articles with researchoriented studies. The implications of this finding and the existence of other threats to quality circle efficacy are discussed. Copyright 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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BARRICK, M. R., & ALEXANDER, R. A.
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BARRICK, MURRAY R||ALEXANDER, RALPH A