Journal of Global Economics

ISSN: 2375-4389

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Music Tempo and Manufacturing Efficiency Ratio: An Experimental Research


Rodriguez IF

This paper aims to contribute to the success of multinational organizations (MO). Despite the vast quantitative and qualitative data explaining the reasons for high or low productivity in the workplace (both, public and private organizations), more precise correlations are urgently required to maximize MO productivity ratios and pair it with the speed of today’s hyper- competitive economy. The scope of this research is limited to the physical conditions in the workplace, specifically the one related to the noise level, in this case, the type of music played on the manufacturing floor. An experimental quantitative research is conducted to describe the relationship between music tempo (IV) and efficiency (DV). To examine this concept, the present study uses a manufacturing plant located in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Efficiency ratio of four assembly lines with 30 workers randomly selected each will be measured while listening to white noise (MO), slow music (MS), and fast music (MF). The results suggest music tempo correlates positively with efficiency ratios, the faster the music tempo is, the higher efficiency (up to a point where efficiency actually starts decreasing as music tempo increases).


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