The Benchmarking Practices as a Strategic Option to Improve the Performance of Economic Companies

The Benchmarking Practices as a Strategic Option to Improve the Performance of Economic Companies

Redouan Ainous (University of Algiers 3, Algeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3906-3.ch005
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This chapter analyses the development of benchmarking research from 1989 to 2017. Drawing upon diary and database seeks, all articles were recovered and afterward dissected in the light of the substance investigation strategy. The chapter demonstrates that benchmarking has caught expanding research consideration, as proven by the developing number of articles distributed. Conduct change hypotheses primary benchmarking ponders were not announced, prompting troubles in recognising fundamental factors in viable medications. Benchmarking research has been overwhelmed by subjective techniques, albeit both quantitative and blended strategies are picking up outstanding quality.
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The “benchmarking” methodology was envisioned in the mid-80s by American industrialists to counter the Japanese superiority by taking motivation from the techniques for their rivals. Xerox was one of the initiators, becoming a market pioneer in a competitive market amid the 1970s (Stapenhust, 2009).

This chapter, other than giving a review of literature on benchmarking, covers the accompanying destinations:

  • 1.

    Organizing the productions in an efficient way to empower simple and fast pursuit.

  • 2.

    Classification of literature.

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    Examination of the result of productions

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    Recognizing holes and giving indications for future research.

So, this chapter initially gives a relationship among the prior reviews on benchmarking and features the result for each situation. Next, another strategy for grouping the literature is proposed. The development and categorization of distributions are exhibited in a graphical shape for simple understanding. The papers have been nearly inspected and scope for further work has been identified.



The Chapter looks at the background to the main definitions, incorporate views of others, types of benchmarking, steps and process.

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