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MMSL 6510 Building Organizational Capacity Through Succession Planning: 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.

MMSL 6510 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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Alcorn, J. & Tomassini, J. (2011, September 3). Retire at 65? No way. Why we keep going at... The Washington Post

Ankrah, E., & Sokro, E. (2012). HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM AS A STRATEGIC TOOL IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. Problems Of Management In The 21St Century56-15.

Association for Quality and Participation. (2005). Succession planning facts and fantasies. Journal for Quality & Participation, 28(3), 4-6. 

Baker, N. (2010). Employee feedback technologies in the human performance system. Human Resource Development International, 13(4), 477–485.

Behan, B. A. (2007). Hit by a Bus. NACD Directorship, 33(4), 69-71. 

Bohle, S. L., & Gomez, S. U. (2010). On the quest of choosing an effective HR information system (HRIS)—assessing its role and key success factors. Horizontes Empresariales, 9(1), 49–54.

Brown, P. (2011). Who's next in line? Develop tomorrow's leaders today. Public Manager, 40(4), 38-41. 

Burt, J. (2011). IBM, Apple, HP: Stark contrasts in CEO succession. eWeek, 28(18), 10. 

Caruso, K. (2011, April 20). Power saw or utility knife: What kind of tool is your 9 Box?

Caulfield, B. (2003). Saving $3 billion the HP way. Business 2.0, 4(4), 52. 

Collins, J. (2011). It's all in here! How do we get it out? T+D, 65(1), 58-61. 

Day, D.V. (2009) Executive selection is a process not a decision. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2(2), 159-162.

DecisionWise, Inc. (n.d.). 360-degree feedback: Leadership report. 

Elacqua, T.C., Beehr, T.A., Hansen, C.P., & Webster, J. (2009). Manager’s beliefs about the glass ceiling: Interpersonal and organizational factors. Psychology Of Women Quarterly, 33(3), 285-294. 

Exclusive Survey: HR has many ideas...but little support for succession preparation. (2003). HR Focus, 80(7), 17.

Falcone, P. (2007). Big-picture performance appraisal. Hrmagazine52(8), 97-100. 

Grossman, R. J. (2011). The care and feeding of high-potential employees.  HRMagazine, 56(8), 34-39. 

Grossman, R. J. (2011). Rough road to succession. Hrmagazine, 56(6), 46-51.

Hall, D.T. (1989). How top management and the organization itself can block effective executive succession. Human Resource Management, 28(1), 5-24.

Hoffman, T. (2005). Grooming the next generation. Computerworld, 39(21), 39-41.

Holstein, W. J. (2006, June 18). Office space: Armchair M.B.A.; Glass ceiling? Get a hammer. New York Times, p. 12.

Human resource information system. (2012). HR Practitioners Guide.  NOTE:  This reading is no longer available in the Walden Library. Please see instead the Anrah and Sokro reading in this list. 

Ibarra, P. (2007). The myths and realities of succession planning. Public Management, 89(1), 24-27.

Jusko, J. (2005). Nurturing leaders. Industry Week, 254(6), 18.

Jusko, J. (2005). Unplanned future. Industry Week/IW, 254(3), 20.

Kim, Y. (2010) Measuring the value of succession planning and management: A qualitative study of multinational companies. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 23(2), 5-31.

Lafley, A. G., & Tichy, N. M. (2011). The art and science of finding the right CEO. Harvard Business Review, 89(10), 66-74.

Lewis, D. (2009). Who's next? Succession planning paves a path to your organization's future. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 43(6), 438-443.

Maslak, L. (2011). "OO" Succession planning: Replacing the C-suite. Business In Calgary, 21(11), 4-6.

Norander, S. (2008). Surveillance/Discipline/Resistance: Carly Fiorina under the gaze of The Wall Street Journal. Communication Studies, 59(2), 99-113.

Paradise, A. (2010). Many barriers inhibit success: Succession planning. T+D, 64(6), 60-61.

Pardo, E., & Inveen, D. (2012). Sounding the alarm. Investment Advisor, 32(1), 50-54.

Richards, P. (2008). Succession planning: Does it matter in the context of corporate leadership? Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 48(3), 445-464.

Ronald H. Brown. (1996). Business America, 117(4), 4.

Rothwell, W. J. (2010). The future of succession planning. T+D, 64(9), 50-54.

Swallow, D. (2007). Talent management and succession planning [White paper].

Swartz, N. (2006). Safeguarding corporate secrets. Information Management Journal, 40(5), 24-30. 

Tyler, K. (2011). On the grid. HRMagazine, 56(8), 67-69. 

Wentz, L., Hall, E., Beattie, A. C., & Parekh, R. (2011). Maurice mulls question of lifetime: his successor. Advertising Age, 82(38), 1-8. 

Zhan, Y., & Rajagopalan, N. (2004). When the known devil is better than an unknown god: An empirical study of the antecedents and consequences of relay CEO successions. Academy Of Management Journal, 47(4), 483-500. 


Other Readings

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