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MBE Projects

As part of the MBE degree students undertake a  research project. Recent research topics related to the MBE degree stream include:


  • An investigation into the application of knowledge management in the journey to excellence.
  • An investigation into the extent to which current approaches to developing leaders prepares them for leadership roles and responsibilities advocated by the European Excellence Model.
  • An investigation into the links between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the European Excellence Model
  • Application of Excellence Models in Chinese Engineering Enterprises
  • Application of ISO 9001 within the business context
  • Application of the Excellence Model to SMEs
  • Application of the practices and principles of excellence to a major engineering enterprise process
  • A study of barriers that prevent Chinese middle managers achieving business excellence: Barriers of mindset and practice
  • A study of the excellence model in the SME context
  • A study of leadership improvement in Chinese engineering enterprises by adapting the EFQM model
  • Barriers to and prerequisites for implementing the EFQM model in SMEs in Northern China
  • Business excellence through the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives: Conceptual model for SMEs
  • Creating a suitable improvement and learning model to achieve fundamental improvement in the Construction industry
  • Creating an excellent community of practice
  • Design for six sigma and new product introduction
  • Developing A Self Assessment Tool To Audit Knowledge
  • Developing A Tool To Audit Organizational Learning From Six Sigma Projects
  • Driving competitiveness to Columbian companies through excellence: An analysis based on the impact of the US-Columbia Free Trade Agreement
  • Effective use of DFSS for NPI
  • EFQM and e-Business
  • EFQM Excellence Model and SMEs
  • Engineering process excellence
  • Environmental risk management: Myth or reality?
  • Evaluating product reliability
  • Excellence in Chinese enterprises
  • How can the European Excellence Model be used to guide the improvement of technology application in an engineering business?
  • Initiating organizational change
  • Leading out of complacency: Transforming complacent organizations
  • Lean six sigma
  • Lean thinking in the supply chain
  • Lean transformation
  • Learning during the New Product Introduction (NPI) Pprocess: An investigation into the experience of organisations within the Automotive sector
  • Measuring learning from six sigma projects
  • Review any barriers to the implementation of six sigma in China
  • Robust design - A new way of thinking ?
  • Six sigma and lean
  • The application of the EFQM Excellence model in a small engineering business
  • The development of a tool for the diagnosis and improvement of an organization's Corporate Social Responsibility response
  • The elimination of barriers to growth for SMEs in the manufacturing sector
  • The possible barriers to and pre-requisites for implementing the EFQM model in Northern China SMEs
  • The potential contribution of organizational learning principles to the success of six sigma programmes
  • The relationship between continuous improvement and organisational agility
  • The role of quality tools in knowledge generation, capture and application in the decision making processes within the New Product Introduction process
  • Use of quality tools in an E-business context
  • The cultural impacts on Chinese leaders to achieve excellent leadership
  • A recommendation for developing Corporate Environmental Responsibility in the passenger transportation industry in Hong Kong
  • Overcoming Barriers in Organisational Learning: an Academic Approach
  • To propose an implementation plan for using the EFQM excellence model in a Chinese manufacturing POE (private-owned-enterprise)
  • Developing employee engagement strategies to improve organizational performance for multinatiional companies in service and production industry
  • Investigation into Employee Motivation within Chinese HRM - Practical Evidence from Littleswan Company
  • Investigation into the impact of job satisfaction and organizational commitment on employee turnover intentions: practical evidence from case studies of Chinese enterprises