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Belt, P., Oiva-Kess, A., Härkönen, J., Möttönen, M. & Kess, P. (2009) ‘Organisational maturity and functional performance’, International Journal of Management and enterprise development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 147–164.

Organisational maturity and functional performance

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Author: Belt, Pekka1; Oiva-Kess, Annukka2; Härkönen, Janne1;
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Finland, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2Respecta Oy Tenholantie 12, 00280 Helsinki, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2009
Publish Date: 2019-12-16


This article examines the maturity of company practises from two different perspectives. The overall management system is analysed by using the People Capability Maturity Model. The maturity of an operational function is scrutinised by using the Verification and Validation Maturity Model (V2M2). Verification and Validation (V&V) was chosen as an example as it has become a challenging function for the management of the high technology sector. Even the best performer in the managerial maturity analyses, a major Scandinavian telecom company has significant difficulties with the V&V maturity. Typically, small and medium sized companies should concentrate on developing their overall management system before they can reach high maturity in single operational functions.

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Series: International journal of management and enterprise development
ISSN: 1468-4330
ISSN-E: 1741-8127
ISSN-L: 1468-4330
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Pages: 147 - 164
DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2009.022624
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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