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DDBA 8581 Succession Planning: A Survival Tool of the Fittest: 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 8581 Required Course Readings


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Abdulkadir, D. S., Isiaka, S. B., & Adedoyin, S. I. (2012). Effects of strategic performance appraisal, career planning and employee participation on organizational commitment: An empirical study. International Business Research, 5(4), 124–133.

Allman, V., Conchie, B., & Hadd, J. (2006, February 9). Start finding tomorrow’s leaders now. Gallup Management Journal Online, 1–8.

Alter, S. (2013). Building a blueprint for success: Sure-fire succession strategies to use now. Journal of Property Management, 78(5), 16–20.

Appelbaum, S. H., Gunkel, H., Benyo, C., Ramadan, S., Sakkal, F., & Wolff, D. (2012). Transferring corporate knowledge via succession planning: Analysis and solutions - part 1. Industrial and Commercial Training, 44(5), 281–289. 

Armstrong, C., Flood, P. C., Guthrie, J. P., Liu, W., MacCurtain, S., & Mkamwa, T. (2010). The impact of diversity and equality management on firm performance: Beyond high performance work systems. Human Resource Management, 49(6), 977–998. 

Caspar, C., & Halbye, M. (2011). Making the most of the CEO's last 100 days.Mckinsey Quarterly, (1), 103–107.

Coget, J. (2011). Does national culture affect firm investment in training and development? Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(4), 85–87.

Daniels, K., & de Jonge, J. (2010). Match making and match breaking: The nature of match within and around job design. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83(1), 1–16.

DeSmet, A., McGurk, M., & Schwartz, E. (2010). Getting more from your training programs. McKinsey Quarterly, (4), 101–107.

DiBernardino, F. (2011). The missing link: Measuring and managing financial performance of the human capital investment. People and Strategy, 34(2), 44–49.

Divol, R., & Fleming, T. (2012). The evolution of work: One company's story.McKinsey Quarterly, (4), 111–115.

Dobbs, R., Lund, S., & Madgavkar, A. (2012). Talent tensions ahead: A CEO briefing. McKinsey Quarterly, (4), 92–102.

Dworkin, T. M., Ramaswami, A., & Schipani, C. A. (2013). The role of networks, mentors, and the law in overcoming barriers to organizational leadership for women with children. Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, 20(1), 83–128.

Dwoskin, L. B., Squire, M. B., & Patullo, J. E. (2013). Welcome aboard! How to hire the right way. Employee Relations Law Journal, 38(4), 28–63.

Eloot, K., Strube, G., & Wang, A. (2013). Capability building in China.McKinsey Quarterly, (3), 126–129.

Enache, F. (2012). Career development - The individual progress plan process. Young Economists Journal / Revista Tinerilor Economisti, 9(18), 141–148.

Escobedo, E., Jett, F., & Lao, T. (2013). Communication issues in a multilingual business environment: Insights from managers. Global Conference on Business & Finance Proceedings, 8(2), 64–69.  It is linked to the entire issue. Go to p. 64 to access the article.

Fibuch, E., & Van Way III, C. W. (2012). Succession planning in health care organizations. Physician Executive, 38(5), 44–47.

The fundamental values that drive HR policy at procter & gamble. (2011). Human Resource Management International Digest,19(3), 10-14.

Green, D. A. (2011). Successful succession planning. Long-Term Living, 60(2), 42–44.

Größler, A., & Zock, A. (2010). Supporting long-term workforce planning with a dynamic aging chain model: A case study from the service industry. Human Resource Management, 49(5), 829–848.

Hagel, J. (2013). The long-term effect of doing more with less: Doing less.Journal of Accountancy, 215(1), 24–25.

Hanappi-Egger, E. (2012). “Shall I stay or shall I go”? Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31(2), 144–157.

Holladay, C. L., & Quiñones, M. A. (2008). The influence of training focus and trainer characteristics on diversity training effectiveness. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7(3), 343–354.

Hunt, B., & Ivergard, T. (2010). Rightsizing and human resource development: Learning from a simulation model of the Thai public sector.International Journal of Employment Studies, 18(2), 90–116.

Ilmakunnas, P., & Ilmakunnas, S. (2011). Diversity at the workplace: Whom does it benefit? De Economist, 159(2), 223–255. 

Iverson, R. D., & Zatzick, C. D. (2011). The effects of downsizing on labor productivity: The value of showing consideration for employees’ morale and welfare in high-performance work systems. Human Resource Management, 50(1), 29–44.

Kaur, M., & Mittal, A. (2013). Evaluating training programs for women employees in public sector enterprises: A case study of D.L.W. BVIMR Management Edge, 6(1), 51–56.

Ladd, S. (2012). Understanding career myths and realities. Financial Executive, 28(2), 12.

Lin, W.-T., & Liu, Y. (2012). Successor characteristics, change in the degree of firm internationalization, and firm performance: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Management and Organization, 18(1), 16–35.

Lockwood, J. (2012). Are we getting the right people for the job? A study of English language recruitment assessment practices in the business processing outsourcing sector: India and the Philippines. Journal of Business Communication, 49(2), 107–127.

Lund, S., Manyika, J., & Ramaswamy, S. (2012). Preparing for a new era of knowledge work. McKinsey Quarterly, (4), 103–110.

Mishra, R. (2010, January). Retaining employees a crucial job for HR professionals: A case study of XYZ airlines. SSRN Working Paper Series

Morgeson, F. P., Dierdorff, E. C., & Hmurovic, J. L. (2010). Work design in situ: Understanding the role of occupational and organizational context. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(2/3), 351–360.

Munyon, T. P., Summers, J. K., Buckley, M. R., Ranft, A. L., & Ferris, G. R. (2010). Executive work design: New perspectives and future directions.Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(2/3), 432–447.

Murray, L. M., & Fischer, A. K. (2010). Strategic recruiting: A human resource management case study. Journal of Business Case Studies, 6(6), 97–102.

Onatolu, A. (2013). Cultural revolution - Just what multinational companies need: A case of GE. Journal of Business Case Studies (Online), 9(1), 59.

Parez, M., Silva, K., Harvey, D., & Bosco, S. (2013). Linked into a job? The ethical considerations of recruiting through LinkedIn. Proceedings For The Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), 953–960.

Parker, S. K., Johnson, A., Collins, C., & Nguyen, H. (2013). Making the most of structural support: Moderating influence of employees’ clarity and negative affect. Academy of Management Journal, 56(3), 867–892. 

Paton, S. (2009). Cutting through the confusion of contemporary work.Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(1), 88–97.

Pieterse, A. N., Van Knippenberg, D., & Van Dierendonck, D. (2013). Cultural diversity and team performance: The role of team member goal orientation.Academy of Management Journal, 56(3), 782–804.

Pissaris, S., Weinstein, M., & Stephan, J. (2010). The influence of cognitive simplification processes on the CEO succession decision. Journal of Management Research, 10(2), 71–86.

Radhaika, A. N. (2011, March). Succession planning - a case study: GE.Accountancy SA, 20–21.

Roop, L. (2010). Can you avert disaster after the abrupt departure of a CEO? Hospitals & Health Networks, 84(1), 12–13.

Shen, K. F., (2011). The analytics of critical talent management. People and Strategy, 34(2), 50–56.

Stadler, K. (2011). Talent reviews: The key to effective succession management. Business Strategy Series, 12(5), 264–271.

Tanoos, J. (2012). Human resource management leadership succession in multinationals: Are Japanese CEOs still more likely to be hired from within company ranks than US CEOs? International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 2(3), 128–138.

Tierney, L. (2013). The top five limiting beliefs about succession planning.CPA Journal, 83(4), 11.

Valentine, D. (2012). Maintaining organization culture through leadership succession planning. Franklin Business & Law Journal, 2012(3), 130–135.

Winchell, T. E., Sr. (2013). Successfully managing federal rightsizing initiatives. Public Manager, 42(1), 45–48.

Winrow, B. P., & Schieber, C. (2010). The disparity between disparate treatment and disparate impact: An analysis of the Ricci case. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 13(2), 45–54.

Zheng, C. (2009). Keeping talents for advancing service firms in Asia. Journal of Service Management, 20(5), 482–502.