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DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

DDBA 8006 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Allen, G., Feils, D., & Disbrow, H. (2014). The rise and fall of Netflix: What happened and where will it go from here? Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 20(1), 135–143.  

Barker, K. (2014). Personal and collective transitions along the scholar-practitioner journey: Challenges to sustain balance as a whole person while meeting the substantive investment in simultaneous careers and maintaining family togetherness and stability. Organization Development Journal, 32(3), 9–16. 

Bartley, B. (2013). Who am I? A Black leader's personal reflections of that journey. Journal of Social Work Practice, 27(2), 163–176. 

Battilana, J., & Casciaro, T. (2012). Change agents, networks, and institutions: A contingency theory of organizational change. Academy of Management Journal, 55(2), 381–398. 

Bliesemann de Guevara, B. (2014). Studying the international crisis group. Third World Quarterly, 35(4), 545–562. 

Casse, P. (February 2014). The new drivers of leadership. Training Journal, 27–30.  

Čiutienė, R., & Thattakath, E. W. (2014). Influence of dynamic capabilities in creating disruptive innovation. Economics & Business, 26,15–21. 

Cleeren, K., Van Heerde, H. J., & Dekimpe, M. G. (2013). Rising from the ashes: How brands and categories can overcome product-harm crises. Journal of Marketing, 77(2), 58–77. 

Corsi, S., & Di Minin, A. (2014). Disruptive innovation ... in reverse: Adding a geographical dimension to disruptive innovation theory. Creativity & Innovation Management, 23(1), 76–90. 

Dahm, P. C., Glomb, T. M., Manchester, C. F., & Leroy, S. (2015). Work-family conflict and self-discrepant time allocation at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(3), 767–792.

Ekore, J. O., & Okekeocha, O. C. (2012). Fear of entrepreneurship among university graduates: A psychological analysis. International Journal of Management, 29(2), 515–524. 

Germann, F., Grewal, R., Ross, W., & Srivastava, R. (2014). Product recalls and the moderating role of brand commitment. Marketing Letters, 25(2), 179–191. 

Gobble, M. M. (2015). Designing for change. Research Technology Management, 58(3), 64-66. doi:10.5437/08956308X5803005

Graetz, F., & Smith, A. C. T. (June 2010). Managing organizational change: A philosophies of change approach. Journal of Change Management, 10(2), 135–154. 

Griffin, A., Price, R.L., & Vojak, B. A. (2012). Serial innovators. Research Technology Management, 55(6), 42–48. 

Han Sheng, L., & Su Chuan, C. (2016). Innovative thinking of food safety management for traditional baking industry in Taiwan - Yu Jan Shin the butter shortbread. International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 8(3), 282–292.

Hellgren, M. (2014). Extracting more knowledge from time diaries? Social Indicators Research, 119(3), 1517–1534. 

Hunter, M. (2012). On some of the misconceptions about entrepreneurship. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 7(2), 55–104. 

Jo, I., Kim, D., & Yoon, M. (2015). Constructing proxy variables to measure adult learners’ time management strategies in LMS. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(3), 214–225.

Kim, J., Heo, J., Lee, I., Suh, W., & Kim, H. (2015). The contribution of organized activity to cultural sensitivity and personal and social development: A structural equation model. Social Indicators Research, 120(2), 499–513. 

Lei, H. S., & Chang, S. C. (2016). Innovative thinking of food safety management for traditional baking industry in Taiwan - Yu Jan Shin the butter shortbread. International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 8(3), 282–292.

Lei, J., Dawar, N., & Gürhan-Canli, Z. (2012). Base rate information in consumer attributions of product-harm crisis. Journal of Marketing Research, 49(3), 336–348. 

Maldonado, E. R. (2014). How to identify disruptive new businesses. Global Conference on Business & Finance Proceedings, 9(1), 510–520.  It is linked to the entire issue. Go to p. 510 to access the article.

Marin, V., Negre, F., & Perez, A. (2014). Construction of the foundations of the PLE and PLN for collaborative learning. Comunicar, 21(42), 35–43. 

Nazaroff, W. W. (2013). Advice for aspiring scholars. Indoor Air, 23(6), 441. 

Newman, J. (2012). An organisational change management framework for sustainability. Greener Management International, 57, 65–75. 

Nussbaum, P. D. (2015). Brain health for the self-empowered person. Generations, 39(1), 30–36.

Olehnovica, E.,Bolgzda, I. Kravale-Paulina, M. (2014). Individual potential of doctoral students: Structure of research competences and self-assessment. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174(12) 3557–3564. 

Pan, W., & Chen, Y. (2014). A case study of the corporate turnaround strategies. International Journal of Organizational Innovation, 7(2), 63–78.

Piva, E., Rentocchini, F., & Rossi-Lamastra, C. (2012). Is open source software about innovation? Collaborations with the open source community and innovation performance of software entrepreneurial ventures. Journal of Small Business Management, 50(2), 340–364. 

Rajasekera, J. (2013). Challenges to Toyota caused by recall problems, social networks and digitisation. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 18(1), 1–17. 

Riel, M., & Fulton, K. (2001). The role of technology in supporting learning communities. Phi Delta Kappan, 82(7), 518.

Rockinson-Szpakiw, A., Spaulding, L. S., & Knight, A. (2016). Protecting the marriage relationship during the doctoral journey: Strategies for students and partners based on the strong marital house concept. The Family Journal, 23, 141–146. 

Stauffer, E., & Brye, W. (2015). Finding Balance. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 59(4), 12–13. 

Wetzel, R., & Dievernich, F. E. (2014). Mind the gap. The relevance of postchange periods for organizational sensemaking. Systems Research & Behavioral Science, 31(2), 280–300. 


Other Readings

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