THE USE OF BENCHMARKING PRACTICES IN ACHIEVING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN OMAN MEDICAL COLLEGE- SURVEY BASED STUDY

Dr. AR Mullaicharam, Dr. Yaseen Al Lawatia, Dr. Jayasekher Jayasekher

Abstract


GFP & Pharmacy in Oman Medical College have applied benchmarking practices to achieve competitive advantage though the private universities to a greater extent. Based on the present study, Significant or marginally significant differences were found between the pharmacy and GFP faculty as seen below from the mean differences scores:

  • Pharmacy faculty give more importance to  benchmarking with other institutions as compared to GFP faculty (  4.33 vs. 3.57, P-value =0.056)
  • GFP faculty give more importance to in-house benchmarking as compared to Pharmacy faculty (  4.71 vs. 4.17, P-value =0.051)
  • GFP faculty give more importance to linking with quality management practices as compared to Pharmacy faculty (  4.71 vs. 4.00, P-value =0.07)
  • GFP faculty appear more convinced that success of benchmarking to a large extent improves people administration  as compared to Pharmacy faculty ( 4.17 vs. 3.75, P-value =0.08)
  • GFP faculty are not convinced that the college has been successful in producing low student faculty ratio as compared to Pharmacy faculty who feel the college has been quite successful in this ( 3.14 vs. 4.17, P-value=0.03)

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Dr. A R Mullaicharam, Dr. Yaseen Al Lawatia, Dr. Jayasekher, Dr. Nirmala Halligudi, Mr. Ahmed Basheer; The use of benchmarking practices in achieving competitive advantage in Oman Medical College- Survey based study; Panacea Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2018:7(3); 20-34.


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