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Plant Turnaround Maintenance in Malaysia Petrochemical Industries: a Study of Organizational Size and Structuring Processes

Halib, Mohammed and Ghazali, Zulkipli and Md Nordin, Shahrina (2010) Plant Turnaround Maintenance in Malaysia Petrochemical Industries: a Study of Organizational Size and Structuring Processes. Review of Management Innovation and Creativity, 3 (6). ISSN 1934-6727

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Abstract

Plant turnaround maintenance, a crucial asset management in petrochemical industries is carried out to revitalize, maintain, and improve the plant facilities for optimal and efficient performance. Large organizational resources comprising plant and maintenance personnel, technicians, craftsmen, skilled and specialist contractors and enormous magnitude of inter-related activities marked the complexity of the turnaround maintenance setting. The establishment of the appropriate configuration of organizational size and structuring processes are critical in organizing and managing the resources to ensure the success of the turnaround maintenance event. This paper discusses the relationship of organizational size and structuring processes in plant turnaround maintenance of 30 petrochemical companies in Malaysia. Six hypotheses were tested using bi-variate Pearson product-moment correlation. The test results provide the evidence that organizational size influences the organizational structuring processes of turnaround maintenance. The organizations of the turnaround maintenance are featured by high levels of centralization and formalization denoting the organization’s low level of tolerance on the variability of the behavior and performance of the organizational members

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:1403
Deposited By: Dr Zulkipli Ghazali
Deposited On:21 Apr 2010 07:52
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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