A survey of applications of computer-based technologies in support of quality

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This paper presents the findings based on a survey conducted to examine the status and extent of the use of computer-based technology (CBT) to support "quality", including such aspects as quality control, quality assurance and quality management, in Hong Kong. Five main categories of CBTs, namely decision support systems (DSSs), group support systems (GSSs), executive information systems (EISs), expert systems (ESs) and artificial neural networks (ANNs), in support of quality are surveyed. The survey findings indicate that CBT usage to support quality in Hong Kong is low, particularly ESs and ANNs. This is partly due to a lack of awareness regarding the potential of CBTs in supporting quality among their potential users, and partly because of a lack of availability of suitable software to support their use. This paper represents a first attempt to examine the real-life use of CBTs in support of quality. Based on the research findings, we have identified several opportunities for further research and suggested a number of research directions for CBTs to support "quality"in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-843
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Quality and Reliability Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


  • Computer technology
  • Hong Kong
  • Quality
  • Software use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management


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