The University of Limerick in collaboration with Central Solutions Lean Green Skillnet and ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet are delighted host the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Research Conference 3. The conference will present the latest research in approaches, methodologies and applications of Enterprise Excellence.
The top 5 papers shortlisted will then be forwarded on September 16th for the Lean Business Ireland, Enterprise Excellence Awards 2018 which will take place on the 4th October 2018 in Croke Park Dublin. The awards will be supported by Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Lean Business Ireland and the nomination will be in the category of
Research Award for the Best Contribution to Lean/Operational Excellence Body of Work
This award is open to all individuals, organizations and educational institutes that have contributed to research in Enterprise Excellence
The judges will be looking for the following types of papers:
Empirical papers that report original research work with the objective of demonstrating enterprise excellence approaches in action. These can take the form of Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement initiatives, Cultural changes and Organisational alignment, etc.
Interventionist papers that report original research work with the objective of improvements of in enterprise performance
Conceptual and critical review papers that either seek to define a research issue and propose a theoretical exposition/explanation capable of empirical testing (e.g., theoretical papers), or draw upon or synthesize existing knowledge to define what is currently known about a topic or issue (e.g. literature review papers, methodological papers) .
Entry should be made by paper submission, paying particular attention to the following:
– Research & theoretical/practical framing
– Research context, methodology and analysis
– Discussion & conclusion
– Organisational & social Impact
– Submissions of Abstracts for Papers:
We invite abstract submissions for research, practitioner and case study papers. Abstracts on research should include research statement, methodology and a brief discussion of the findings. We welcome abstracts from students who have completed undergraduate and graduate research. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and provide a concise summary of what will be presented, including a paper title and the aim of the presentation.
This year’s themes for papers are:
– Tools & techniques
– Lean strategy
Abstracts must be submitted by July 30th 2018.
Acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed by August 6th 2018