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MMSL 6520 Building Human Capital Through Training and Development: 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 6520 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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Arnold, J. T. (2010). Ramping up onboarding. HRMagazine, 55(5), 75-78.

Barker, R. (2010). No, management is not a profession. Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 52-60.

Bennett, E. E. (2010). The coming paradigm shift: Synthesis and future directions for virtual HRD. Advances in Developing Human Resource, 12(6), 728-74.

Bordia, P., Restubog, S. L. D., Jimmieson, N. L., & Irmer, B. E. (2011). Haunted by the past: Effects of poor change management history on employee attitudes and turnover. Group & Organization Management, 36(2), 191-222.

Brown, T. C., Li, S. X., Sargent, L. D., & Tasa, K. (2003). What went wrong at University Hospital? An exercise assessing training effectiveness. Journal of Management Education, 27(4), 485-496.

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

Cekada, T. L. (2010). Training needs assessment. Professional Safety, 55(3), 28-33.

Choi, M., & Ruona, W. E. A. (2011). Individual readiness for organizational change and its implications for human resource and organization development. Human Resource Development Review, 10(1), 46-73.

Clayton, M. (2008). Super models. Training Journal, 70.

Drago, W. A., & Wagner, R. J. (2004). Vark preferred learning styles and online education. Management Research News, 27(7), 1-13.

Fernández-Aráoz, C., Groysberg, B., & Nohria, N. (2011). How to hang on to your high potentials. Harvard Business Review, 89(10), 76-83.

Ferri-Reed, J. (2011). To develop is to retain. Chief Learning Officer, 10(8), 28-35.

Fujimoto, Y., Bahfen, N., & Fermelis, J. (2007). The global village: Online cross-cultural communication and HRM. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 14(1), 7-22.

Giancreco, A., Caragati, A., Sebastiano, A., & Della Bella, D. (2010). Trainees’ reactions to training: Shaping groups and courses for happier trainees. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(13), 2468-2487.

Graham, J. R., Jones, M. E., & Shier, M. (2010). Tipping points: What participants found valuable in labour market training programmes for vulnerable groups. International Journal of Social Welfare, 19(1), 63-72.

Hansen, J. W. (2006). Training design: Scenarios of the future. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 8(4), 492-499.

Herrmann-Nehdi, A. (2010). Whole brain thinking. T+D, 64(5), 36-41.

Higgs, M., & Rowland, D. (2011). What does it take to implement change successfully? A study of the behaviors of successful change leaders. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 47(3), 309-335.

Hite, L. M., & McDonald, K. S. (2010) Perspectives on HRD and diversity education. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(3), 283-294.

Jones, R. A., Jimmieson, N. L., & Griffiths, A. (2005). The impact of organizational culture and reshaping capabilities on change implementation success: The mediating role of readiness for change. Journal of Management Studies, 42(2), 361-386. Not available in the library.

Kesner, I. F. (2003). Leadership development: Perk or priority? Harvard Business Review, 81(5), 29-38.

Khurana, R., & Nohri, N. (2008). It’s time to make management a true profession. Harvard Business Review, 86(10), 70-77.

Kolb, A. Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2005). Learning styles and learning spaces: Enhancing experiential learning in higher education. Academy Of Management Learning & Education, 4(2), 193-212.

Majer, C., & Bell, C. (2011). The silent killers of productivity and profit: New wastes for a new world. T&D, 65(2), 62-67.

Marquardt, M., & Waddill, D. (2004). The power of learning in action learning: a conceptual analysis of how the five schools of adult learning theories are incorporated within the practice of action learning. Action Learning: Research & Practice, 1(2), 185-202.

McLean, J. (2009). Does your organisation know what it knows? Manager: British Journal of Administrative Management, 66, 32-33.

Mintzberg, H. (2011). From management development to organization development with IMpact. OD Practitioner, 43(3), 25-29.

Muller, N., & Roberts, V. (2010). Seven cures to skipping the needs assessment. T+D, 64(3), 32-34.

Musselwhite, C. (2011). Creating a culture of motivation. T+D, 65(9), 46–49.

Nalbantian, H. R., & Guzzo, R. A. (2009). Making mobility matter. Harvard Business Review, 87(3), 77–84.

Phillips, J. J., & Phillips, P. P. (2011). Moving from evidence to proof. T+D, 65(8), 34-39.

Price, T. (2008). Planning training programmes to support business initiatives: A model for business and training partnership. Human Resource Development International, 11(4), 427-434.

Smith, R. L. (2011). Front-line facilitating: Negotiating adventurous learning within workplace programs. Adult Learning, 22(1), 18-22.

Stanley, T. L. (2010). Good training programs don’t just happen. Supervision, 71(4), 24-26.

Strategic training and development: A gateway to organizational success. (2008). HRMagazine, 53(3), 1-9.

Yang, B. (2004). Can adult learning theory provide a foundation for human resource development? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6(2), 129-145.

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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