ADOPTION OF PROMISING PRACTICE: A Systematic Review of the Literature


Dr Michel Leseure, Lead Scholar, Aston Business School
Dr Kamal Birdi, Advisory Scholar, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield
Dr Joachim Bauer, Advisory Scholar, Leeds University Business School
Dr David Denyer, Project Co-Ordinator, Cranfield School of Management
Professor Andy Neely, Project Director, Advanced Institute of Management Research
February 2004
ISBN No. 0-9546885-2-X

Executive Summary
This report presents a review of the evidence regarding the successful adoption of promising practices in UK organisations. Promising practices are defined for the purposes of this report as management practices that are new to the organisation (e.g. Total Quality Management, Supply-Chain Partnering). A systematic review methodology was used to analyse and integrate the findings from existing studies in order to formulate both practitioner and policy recommendations. The major points discussed in the report are … read more




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