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MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking: 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.

MGMT 6150 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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  Aiken, C., & Keller, S. (2009). The irrational side of change management. McKinsey Quarterly, 2009(2), 100–109. 

Ancona, D., Malone, T., Orlikowski, W., & Senge, P. (2007). In praise of the incomplete leader. Harvard Business Review, 85(2), 92–100.

Chickowski, E. (2008). 10 project chartering tips. CIO Insight Supplement, Issue S6, 28.

Dervitsiotis, K. (2005). Creating conditions to nourish sustainable organizational excellence. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 16(8/9), 936–937 only.

Hamel, G. (2009). Moon shots for management. Harvard Business Review, 87(2), 91–98.

Huang, M. (2006). Eliminate the middleman? Harvard Business Review, 84(3), 33–37.

Isern, J., & Pung, C. (2007). Driving radical change. McKinsey Quarterly, 2007(4), 24–35.

Kogan, K. (2009). Production control under uncertainty: Close-loop versus open-loop approach. IIE Transactions, 41(10), 905–915.

Lawson, E., & Price, C. (2003). The psychology of change management. McKinsey Quarterly, 2003 Special Edition(2), 30–41.

Mentzer, J. T., DeWitt, W., Keebler, J. S., Min, S., & et al. (2001). Defining supply chain management. Journal of Business Logistics, 22(2). Also available from

Moon, S., & Kim, D. (2005). Systems thinking ability for supply chain management. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 10(5), 394–401.

Olson, M., van Bever, D., & Verry, S. (2008). When growth stalls. Harvard Business Review, 86(3), 5061.

Shook, J. (2009). Toyota’s secret: The A3 report. MIT Sloan Management Review, 50(4), 30–33.

Vurro, C., Russo, A., & Perrini, F. (2009). Shaping sustainable value chains: Network determinants of supply chain governance models. Journal of Business Ethics, 90, 607–621.

Wolstenholme, E. (2003). Towards the definition and use of a core set of archetypal structures in system dynamics. System Dynamics Review, 19(1), 7–26.

Zhu, Q., & Sarkis, J. (2007). The moderating effects of institutional pressures on emergent green supply chain practices and performance. International Journal of Production Research, 45(18/19), 4333–4355.

Other Readings

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