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MMBA 6501 - Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach: 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.

MMBA 6501 Required Course Readings



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Aghili, S. (2009). A Six Sigma approach to internal audits. Strategic Finance, 90(8), 38–43.  


Badaracco, J., Jr. (1998). The discipline of building character. Harvard Business Review, 76(2), 114–124.


Bhattacharya, S. (2010). How to decide effectively. Business Today, 19(5), 157. 


Blanchard, K. (2008). Situational leadership. Leadership Excellence, 25(5), 19.


Bobic, M., & Davis, W. (2003). A kind word for theory X: Or why so many newfangled management techniques quickly fail. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory13(3), 239.


Box, T. (2006). Six Sigma quality: Experiential learning. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 71(1), 20–23.


Braughton, W. (1999). Edwards Deming's profound knowledge and individual psychology. Journal of Individual Psychology, 55(4), 449.


Casey, A., & Goldman, E. (2010). Enhancing the ability to think strategically: A learning model. Management Learning, 41, 167–185. 


Chamberlin, J. (2009). Business process reengineering. Management Services, 53(4), 38–43. 


Clark, G. (2010). Whitewater managing. Profit29(1), 58. 


Clayton, M. (2008). Super models. Training Journal, 68.


Douglas McGregor: Theory X and Theory Y. (2002). Workforce81(1), 32.


Drucker's development of the 'strategy-focused' organization. (2001).Corporate University Review9(1), 6.


Elder, L. (2004). Diversity: Making sense of it through critical thinking. Journal for Quality & Participation, 27(4), 9–13. 


Elder, L., & Paul, R. (2009). Becoming a critic of your thinking. 


Engle, M. (2009). Distinguishing scholarly journals from other periodicals. 


Feuer, M. (2010). Respect: You have to earn it before you get it. Smart Business Atlanta, 7(3), 30.


Ford, R., Mclaughlin, F., & Nixdorf, J. (1980). Ten questions about MBO.California Management Review23(2), 88–94.


Ghemawat, P. (2005). Regional strategies for global leadership. Harvard Business Review, 83(12), 98–108.


Harris, M. (2006). F. W. Taylor and the legacies of systemization.Information, Communication & Society9(1), 109–120.


Howell, D., Windahl, C., & Seidel, R. (2010). A project contingency framework based on uncertainty and its consequences. International Journal of Project Management, 28(3), 256–264.

Humphreys, J., Amed, Z., Pryor, M., Hanson, K., Peppers, D., Rogers, M., & Borg, J. (2009). World-class bull. Harvard Business Review, 87(5), 35–42. 


Kautt, G. (2008). Idea person. Financial Planning, 38(7), 35–36.


Kenney, B. (2008, April). Whatever happened to quality? Industry Week,257(4), 42–47.


Kermally, S. (2005). Victor Vroom (1932- ). In Gurus on people management (pp. 51–55). London: Thorogood Publishing Ltd.


Lambert, C. (2002, September/October). The cult of the charismatic CEO.Harvard Magazine, 105(1).


Martynov, A. (2009). Agents or stewards? Linking managerial behavior and moral development. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(2), 239–249.

Mauro, J., & Mauro, N. (1999). The Deming leadership method: A behavioural and technical approach. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 6(4), 468-488.

 McLaurin, J. R., & Al Amri, M. B. (2008). Developing an understanding of charismatic and transformational leadership. Proceeding of the Academy of Organizational CultureCommunications and Conflict13(2), 15–19.

Molinsky, A. (2009). A situational approach for assessing and teaching acculturation. Journal of Management Education, 20(10), 1–22.


Phillips, J., & Noble, S. (2007). Simply captivating. Journal of Advertising, 36(1), 81-94.

Porter, M. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 78–93.

Quigley, P. (1993). Can management by objectives be compatible with quality?Industrial Engineering25(7), 14. 

Re-engineering. (2005). Management Today, 24.

SanFacon, G., & Spears, L. (2010). Servant-leaders. Leadership Excellence,27(2), 17.

Scholarly journals, trade publications, and popular magazines. (2004).


Tannenbaum, R., & Schmidt, W. (1973). How to choose a leadership pattern.Harvard Business Review, 51(3), 162–180.

Theories X and Y. (2003). Guide to Management Ideas, 225–226. 

Time and motion study. (2009). In Columbia electronic encyclopedia (6th ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Toor, S., & Ofori, G. (2008). Leadership versus management: How they are different and why. Leadership and Management in Engineering, 8(2), 61–71. 

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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