Mohamed Zairi

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Mohamed Zairi
Professor Mohamed Zairi.jpg
Born (1956-09-17)17 September 1956
Algeria
Occupation Author, emeritus professor at the University of Bradford, consultant, entrepreneur, and business man
Alma mater North Staffordshire Polytechnic
Website
ecbpm.com

Mohamed Zairi is a British academic and researcher in the field of Total Quality Management (TQM).[1]

Biography[edit]

Zairi was born in Algeria in 1956 but has lived and worked in the United Kingdom for many years. After postgraduate studies at North Staffordshire Polytechnic,[2] he accepted a teaching appointment at the School of Management, University of Bradford, where he is currently professor emeritus.[3] He was appointed to the Sabic Chair in Best Practice Management[4] in 1995, which he held until 2004. He was subsequently selected for the Juran Chair, which is funded by the Government of Dubai in the form of a Consortium.[5] He is also the Executive Chairman of European Centre for Best Practice Management based in Bradford, England. He is founder and chair of the Zairi Institute, an organisation designed to disseminate the Best Management philosophy and techniques more widely.[6][7]

Zairi's field of expertise involves benchmarking and Best Practice Management. He advocates bridging the gap between theory and practice, adapting academic standards or good management techniques to real-world situations. He has helped businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations around the world to improve the quality of the goods and services that they provide.[8]

Zairi has authored or co-authored over 300 publications, including 17 books in the fields of quality and related topics.[9] He has also actively participated in well over 250 conferences nationally and internationally. Since the mid-1980s Zairi has been active in supporting organisations in the UK adopt Best Practice Management thinking. He has worked very closely with hundreds of organisations covering a wide spectrum of public and private sector interests. His work in the 1980s in the field of Advanced Manufacturing Technology helped pave the way for SMEs in particular to contemplate the introduction of sophisticated technological systems without having to encounter the types of difficulties and problems faced by large organisations.[10][11][12]

Beginning in the early 1990s, Zairi helped promote the use of benchmarking in the UK. He chaired and gave hundreds of presentations and keynote addresses for senior management teams working in the public and private sectors. His first book on benchmarking was published in 1992.[11] This formed the basis for training thousands of managers in both the public and private sector in the use of benchmarking tools. He helped set up the European Best Practice Benchmarking Award in 1994–95 for which he serves as chairman.[13][14] He has received several international awards and citations for his efforts.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Organizational affiliations[edit]

  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.[21]
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce[22]
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Quality Management Association.[23]
  • Fellow of The Chartered Quality Institute.[24]
  • Grand Master, Harrington Institute[25]
  • Founder of the European Centre for Best Practice Management.[26]

Publications[edit]

Zairi has been author or co-author of over 300 books, book chapters, and journal articles. A few of the more important include:

  • M. Zairi (1991), Total Quality Management for Engineers, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England. Reprint 1993 by Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, England, and Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 0884151506 / ISBN 9780884151500
  • M. Zairi (1992), The Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Current issues and Implications, Sigma Press Ltd. Reprint 1992 by John Wiley & Sons, Malden, Massachusetts USA. ISBN 1850581312 / ISBN 9781850581314
  • Zairi, M (1994), Measuring performance for business results, Chapman & Hall of London. Reprint 1994 by Springer. ISBN 0412574004 / ISBN 9780412574009
  • Zairi, M & P. Leonard (1994), A complete guide to practical benchmarking: the driving force for culture change, Chapman & Hall. Reprint 1994 by Springer, ISBN 0412574101 / ISBN 9780412574108
  • Zairi, M (1996), Effective Benchmarking: Learning from the Best, Chapman & Hall. ISBN 0412714906 / ISBN 9780412714900
  • Zairi, M (2009), Benchmarking and Performance Management: Contribution to Theory and Application, ECBPM Publishing House, Bradford, UK . ISBN 9781906993016
  • Zairi, M (2009), Total Quality Management: Contributions to theory and Application, ECBPM Publishing House, Bradford, UK (ISBN 9781906993009)
  • Zairi, M. (2009), Total Transformational Thinking in Academic Leadership: A New DNA, ECBPM Publishing House, Keighley, UK, (ISBN 9781906993092)
  • Zairi, M. (2012), Empathy: If Quality matters why doesn’t the Customer?, ECBPM Publishing House, Keighley, UK, (ISBN 9781906993276)
  • Zairi, Mohamed (2012). Benchmarking for Best Practice. CRC Press. ISBN 0-7506-3948-2. 
  • Zairi, Mohamed; Duggan, Richard (2012). Best Practice: Process Innovation Management. Routledge. ISBN 0-7506-3953-9. 
  • Zairi, Mohamed (2005). Deming and Juran: Gift to the World. Spire. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King Saud University Signs a Services Contract with Professor Mohamed Al Zairi in the Field of Quality Management", King Saud University, Retrieved on 10 May 2013
  2. ^ M. Zairi (1990), The Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: A study of user-supplier networks, Doctoral Thesis, CNAA.
  3. ^ Bradford University School of Management, Professor Mohammed Zairi, Staff Profile
  4. ^ Sabic Chair in Best Practice Management, Emerald, TMQ Magazine
  5. ^ Juran Chair, European Centre for Best Practice Management
  6. ^ Zairi Institute, Welcome to Zairi Institute
  7. ^ "Professor appointed to attract top students to PhD programme" (Press release). 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Springer Verlag ISSN 1433-3015
  9. ^ IMJ, International Management Journals, Professor Mohammed Zairi
  10. ^ Zairi (1991), Total Quality Management for Engineers, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England. Reprint 1993 by Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, England, and Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 0884151506 / ISBN 9780884151500
  11. ^ a b Zairi, M (1992), TQM-based Performance Measurement: Practical Guidelines, Technical Communications (Publishing) Ltd, Letchwork, Herts, U.K. Reprint 1992 by Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham, England, ISBN 0946655529 / ISBN 9780946655526
  12. ^ M. Zairi (1991), Total Quality Management for Engineers, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England. Reprint 1993 by Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, England, and Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 0884151506 / ISBN 9780884151500
  13. ^ Zairi, M & P. Leonard (1994), A complete guide to practical benchmarking: the driving force for culture change, Chapman & Hall. Reprint 1994 by Springer, ISBN 0412574101 / ISBN 9780412574108
  14. ^ Zairi, M (1996), Effective Benchmarking: Learning from the Best, Chapman & Hall. ISBN 0412714906 / ISBN 9780412714900
  15. ^ ANBAR Electronic Intelligence, National Library of Australia, Trove
  16. ^ Literati Club
  17. ^ Emerald Literati Club
  18. ^ Emerald Literari Club Awards for Excellence
  19. ^ e-TQM College Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Awarded the Prestigious E. Jack Lancaster Medal. (Mohamed Zairi appointed).
  20. ^ HBMeU’s Prof. Mohamed Zairi awarded by Australian Organization for Quality for contributions in global quality Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) press release, 13 May 2013
  21. ^ Chartered Management Institute
  22. ^ RSA, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  23. ^ HKQMA, Hong Kong Quality Management Association
  24. ^ Chartered Quality Institute
  25. ^ Professor Mohamed Zairi of e-TQM College’s Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs awarded ‘Grand Master’ title by Harrington Institute, United Arab Emirates: Saturday, October 08 – 2005
  26. ^ European Centre for Best Practice Management

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