Using processing improvement models to increase research productivity

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Abstrakt

‘Lean process improvement systems’, originally developed by Toyota and mainly used for private sector business, has recently been adopted by healthcare researchers (Ohno, 1988; Daudelin et al., 2015; Caiado et al., 2020). Previous researchers have argued that Process improvement systems have a great potential within research. They argue, that there is a need for more efficient research procedures. Previous studies have shown that implementing process improvement systems on research processes has increased research productivity (Strasser & Cola, 2013; Øvretveit et al., 2011; Andrew & Micheal, 2003; Daudelin et al., 2015; Ohno, 1988; Lawal et al., 2013; Groves et al., 2013).

Based on the theoretical foundation of Toyota’s ‘Lean’, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark, have created the Model of Improvement with the goal to create more efficiency, better methods, organization and treatment beneficial for patients. Recently it has been decided to test if The Model of Improvement can provide the premise to create a shared theoretical model among clinical researchers (Region Syddanmark, 2019; Brixen et al.; Anhøj, 2015; Hansen et al., 2017).

However, no or very little research has been done on applying improvement systems to research (Lawal et al., 2013). The question is: How can the potential success or failure of process improvement systems applied to research be measured and does it make sense to do so? This is the topic of our presentation. For our presentation, we will firstly outline the cornerstones and success criteria of the Model of improvement, then seek to identify relevant bibliometric measures and finally discuss strengths and weaknesses of such procedures. We will conclude that bibliometric measures can be used to partially assess the success/failure of process improvement systems applied on research, but that we strongly recommend, that such quantitative measurements are combined with qualitative assessments.



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OriginalsprogDansk
Publikationsdato2021
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedNordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy 2021 - Campusvej 55, Odense, Danmark
Varighed: 3. nov. 20215. nov. 2021
https://www.sdu.dk/en/bibliotek/kurser+og+events/aktiviteter/nwb2021

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KonferenceNordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy 2021
LokationCampusvej 55
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByOdense
Periode03/11/202105/11/2021
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