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DDBA 8580 The New HR: The Savvy Strategic Partner: 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.

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

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Baloh, P., Jha, S., & Awazu, Y. (2008). Building strategic partnerships for managing innovation outsourcing. Strategic Outsourcing: An InternationalJournal, 1(2), 100–121.

Buckles, J. F. (2011, September). Understanding the benefits and challenges of strategic alliances. Franchising World, 43(9), 48–49.

Burdon, S., Chelliah, J., & Bhalla, A. (2009). Structuring enduring strategic alliances: The case of Shell Australia and Transfield Services. Journal of Business Strategy, 30(4), 42–51.


Butler, M. G., Callahan, C. M., & Smith, R. E. (2010). Human resource outsourcing: Long term operating performance effects from the provider's perspective. Journal of Applied Business Research, 26(5), 77–85.

Euchner, J. A. (2010). Two flavors of open innovation. Research-Technology Management, 53(4), 7–8.

Freiling, J., Gersch, M., & Goeke, C. (2008). On the path towards a competence-based theory of the firm. Organization Studies, 29(8–9), 1143–1164

Gulati, R., Sytch, M., & Mehrotra, P. (2007, March 3). Business insight: Preparing for the exit: When forming a business alliance, don’t ignore one of the most crucial ingredients: How to break up [Special report]. The Wall Street Journal, R.11.

Hesketh, A. J. (2008). Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal? Examining the shared services or outsourcing decision. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 1(2), 154–172.

Kaplan, R. S., Norton, D. P., & Rugelsjoen, B. (2010, January). Managing alliances with the balanced scorecard. Harvard Business Review, 88(1/2), 114–120.

Kohtamä ki, M. (2010). Relationship governance and learning in partnerships. The Learning Organization, 17(1), 41–57.

Kwicien, J. (2012, February). Finding the ideal partner. Employee Benefit Adviser, 10(2), 48–49.

Labedz, C. S., & Lee, J. (2011). The mental models of HR professionals as strategic partners. Journal of Management and Organization, 17(1), 56–76.

Lengnick-Hall, M. L., Lengnick-Hall, C. A., Andrade, L. S., & Drake, B. (2009). Strategic human resource management: The evolution of the field. Human Resource Management Review, 19(2), 64–85.

Long, C. S., & Ismail, W. K. W. (2012). The HR specialist as an agent of change: Skills that open up a place at the company's top table. Human Resource Management International Digest, 20(2), 24–29.

Malhotra, D., & Lumineau, F. (2011). Trust and collaboration in the aftermath of conflict: The effects of contract structure. Academy of Management Journal, 54(5), 981–998.

Mehta, S., & Peters, L. S. (2007). Outsourcing a core competency. Research Technology Management, 50(3), 28–34.

Mohr, J. J., Sengupta, S., & Slater, S. F. (2011). Mapping the outsourcing landscape. Journal of Business Strategy, 32(1), 42–50.

Peng, T. A. (2011). Resource fit in inter-firm partnership: Intellectual capital perspective. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 12(1), 20–42.

Pritchard, K. (2010). Becoming an HR strategic partner: Tales of transition.Human Resource Management Journal, 20(2), 175–188.

Santora, J. C. (2008). How to build a framework for strategic alliances.Nonprofit World, 26(6), 15–17.

Saxena, K. B. C., & Bharadwaj, S. S. (2009). Managing business processes through outsourcing: A strategic partnering perspective. Business Process Management Journal, 15(5), 687–715.

Segil, L. D. (2008). Making business alliances work. Management Quarterly, 49(2), 30–35.

Vanpoucke, E., & Vereecke, A. (2010). The predictive value of behavioural characteristics on the success of strategic alliances. International Journal of Production Research, 48(22), 6715–6738.

Woodruff, M. J. (1991). After action reports. SuperVision, 52(9), 3.

Wreden, N. (1999, November 15). Navigating uncharted waters.InformationWeek, (761), 138–140.