The Role of Quality Management in the Process of Innovation Development
Keywords:total quality management (TQM), innovations, quality, ISO 9000.
Many unusual questions have to be solved which are in touch with processes of innovation as Lithuania integrates into European space of processes and globalization of economics. Implementation of innovations gives an opportunity to modernize the structures of manufacturing and services, to improve products and technologies, to raise their international competition. Questions like what causes the rise and development of innovations are being raised in this article. What could quality management as science and as separate management methods do as innovations in this context? How the company could and should prepare for innovations? In this article the paradigm of innovation concept is presented, sources of innovations are presented and also the causes of development are described. Points of view to innovations are described (in governmental, company and organizational level), also quality aspects, attention is being paid to EU‘s innovation stimulation. Conclusions of this article as propositions need deeper substantiation by providing theoretical analysis of possibilities and social researches.