Proposing a Comprehensive Maintenance Model Using Meta-synthesis

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. of Industrial Management, Imam Javad Higher Education Institute, , Iran

2 MSc. Executive Management, Yazd Regional Electric Company, , Iran

3 Assistant Prof., Dep. of Management, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, , Iran


At the present time, it is impossible to imagine manufacturing organizations without running maintenance systems. Maintenance is a system that supports the core processes. Therefore, a maintenance system is essential for manufacturing organizations in order to maintain competitiveness. As yet many studies have been done on maintenance systems but there is almost no study comprehensively examining various aspects of the system. In this study, defining the attributes of maintenance phenomenon, dimensions and components of maintenance system are clarified. By the use of meta-synthesis approach, previous studies are analyzed and maintenance phenomenon is categorized in five dimensions, 31 sub-dimensions, and 98 components. Finally, the effect of the specified components in 209 previous studies has been determined using Shannon entropy method. And, it has been shown that what factors or codes have received the most emphasis in each theme.


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