Empirical study on the integrated management system in Algerian companies

Samiya Benyettou, Megnounif Abdellatif


Purpose: The integrated management system concept has  been installed recently in Algerian companies. A theoretical model is proposed which is based on a functional analysis of the systemic approach. This model is a cycle of seven requirements (organization context, leadership, planning, support, implementation of operational activities, performance evaluation and improvement), in addition to the inputs and outputs. The purpose of this article is to investigate the current status of integrated management system and test its performance in Algerian Companies

Design/methodology/approach: In order to achieve this objective, a survey based on 250 companies, only 115 of them responded to the survey where half of them are implementing IMS. A descriptive and an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) are provided. Additionally, the confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) the correlation and the regression analyze

Findings: From the results, the research reflects the status of IMS in Algeria. The findings suggest that the Algerian company have difficult to implementing the IMS.  

Research limitations/implications: One of the major limitations of this study is the small simple size, which precludes generalization of the findings. This study provides a starting point for further research in developing countries.

Originality/value: This paper offers  first key insights into IMS implementation in Algeria. This will encourage these organizations and developed countries in adopt IMS.


algerian organizations, EFA, CFA, IMS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3926/jiem.2445

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Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2008-2024

Online ISSN: 2013-0953; Print ISSN: 2013-8423; Online DL: B-28744-2008

Publisher: OmniaScience