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MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance: 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 6180 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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Ashton, C., & Morton, L. (2005). Managing talent for competitive advantage. Strategic HR Review, 4(5), 28–31.

Bodley-Scott, S. (2011, March). Linking innovation to strategy. Training Journal, 64–66.

Bungay, S. (2011). How to make the most of your company’s strategy. Harvard Business Review, 89(1/2), 132–140.

Chakravorty, S. S., & Atwater, J. B. (2006). Bottleneck management: Theory and practice. Production Planning & Control, 17(5), 441–447.

Corbett, T. (2006). Three-questions accounting. Strategic Finance, 87(10), 48–55.

Dalton, M. A. (2009). What’s constraining your innovation? Research Technology Management, 52(5), 52–64.

Hamel, G., & Prahalad, C. K. (2005). Strategic intent. Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 148–161.

Hsu, P., & Sun, M. (2005). Using the Theory of Constraints to improve the identification and solution of managerial problems. International Journal of Management, 22(3), 415–425.

Kahneman, D., Lovallo, D, & Sibony, O. (2011). Before you make that big decision. Harvard Business Review, 89(6), 50–60.

Kanter, R. M. (2011). Zoom in, zoom out. Harvard Business Review, 89(3), 112–116.

Kim, W., & Mauborgne, R. (2005). Value innovation: A leap into the blue ocean. Journal of Business Strategy, 26(4), 22–28.

King, P. (2011). The bottleneck conundrum: Breaking up logjams can be key for process plant production. Industrial Engineer: IE, 43(1), 41–46.

Magretta, J. (2002). Why business models matter. Harvard Business Review, 80(5), 86–92.

Miick, R. (2011, Summer). Profit on values. Food & Drink, 90–91.

Montgomery, C. A. (2008). Putting leadership back into strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 54–60.

Nonaka, I., & Takeuchi, H. (2011). The wise leader. Harvard Business Review, 89(5), 58–67.

Schulz, W. C. (2011).The key to successful skill-based strategies: Focus on leadership, top to bottom. Leadership Excellence, 28(6), 17.

Stimson, W. A., (2005). A Deming inspired management code of ethics, Quality Progress, 38(2), 67–75.

Sull, D. N. (2007). Closing the gap between strategy and execution. MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(4), 30–38.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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