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MMSL 6560 Managing Business Partner Relationships: 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 6560 Required Course Readings


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Abdul-Halim, H., Che-Ha, N., & Geare, A. (2009). The influence of business strategy on the decision to outsource human resource activities: A study of Malaysian manufacturing organisations. Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, 13(4), 274–293. .

Baloh, P., Jha, S., & Awazu, Y. (2008). Building strategic partnerships for managing innovation outsourcing. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 1(2), 100–121.

Bhaskaran, S., & Jenkins, H. (2009). Case study of processing firm-distributor firm outsourcing alliance: IMS. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 20(6), 834–852.

Bidault, F., & Castello, A. (2010). Why too much trust is death to innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, 51(4), 33–38.

Bridgeford, L. (2011). Are you in or are you out? In the wake of health care reform, it remains to be seen whether employers will dive into HR outsourcing. Employee Benefit News, 25(3), 26–29.

Buckles, J. (2011). Understanding the benefits and challenges of strategic alliances. Franchising World. 43(9), 48–49.

Burdon, S., Chelliah, J., & Bhalla, A. (2009). Structuring enduring strategic alliances: The case of Shell Australia and Transfield Services. Journal of Business Strategy, 30(4), 42–51.

Butler, M., Callahan, C., & Smith, R. (2010). Human resource outsourcing: Long term operating performance effects from the provider's perspective. Journal of Applied Business Research, 26(5), 77–85..

Chickowski, E. (2008). How good are your service-level agreements? Baseline, (80), 22.

Das, T. K., & Kumar, R. (2010). Interpretive schemes in cross-national alliances: Managing conflicts and discrepancies. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 17(2), 154–169.

Euchner, J. (2010). Two flavors of open innovation. Research Technology Management, 53(4), 7–8.

Foogooa, R. (2008). IS outsourcing: A strategic perspective. Business Process Management Journal, 14(6), 858–864.

Gulati, R., Sytch, M., & Mehrotra, P. (2007). Business insight (A special report); Preparing for the exit: When forming a business alliance, don’t ignore one of the most crucial ingredients: How to break up. The Wall Street Journal. p.p. R.11.

Ho, F., Shocker, A., & Yip, Y. (2010). Economic impact of marketing alliances on shareholders’ wealth. Managerial Finance, 36(6), 534–546.

Hutzschenreuter, T., & Horstkotte, J. (2010). Knowledge transfer to partners: A firm level perspective. Journal of Knowledge Management, 14(3), 428–448.

Ijose, O. (2010). Strategic human resource management, small and medium sized enterprises and strategic partnership capability. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 5, 1–13. 

Kohtamaki, M. (2010). Relationship governance and learning in partnerships. The Learning Organization, 17(1), 41–57.

Krell, E. (2011). Focus in to farm out. HRMagazine, 56(7), 47–49.

Kwicien, J. (2012). Finding the ideal partner: Selecting the right partner requires focused consideration of the attributes that make up the ideal partnering relationship. Employee Benefit Adviser, 10(2), 44.

Laurent, W. (2008). Human resources and recruiting management. Information Management, 18(6), 15.

Lockwood, N. R. (2006). Maximizing human capital: Demonstrating HR value with key performance indicators. HRMagazine, 51(9), S1–S10.

Lusk, M. (2010). Build versus buy in the current biotech market environment. Biopharm International, 23(9), 18, 20–21.

Malhotra, D., & Lumineau, F. (2011). Trust and collaboration in the aftermath of conflict: The effects of contract structure. Academy of Management Journal, 54(5), 981–998.

Medlin, B. (2009). Changing the HR function at Bella's: A case study. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 15(6), 99–103.

Mehta, S., & Peters, L. S. (2007). Outsourcing a core competency. Research Technology Management, 50(3), 28–34.

Moen, O., Bakas, O., Bolstad, A., & Pedersen, V. (2010). International market expansion strategies for high-tech firms: Partnership selection criteria for forming strategic alliances. International Journal of Business and Management, 5(1), 20–30.

Peng, T. (2011). Resource fit in inter-firm partnership: Intellectual capital perspective. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 12(1), 20–42.

Sandberg, J. (1995). Infighting unravels alliance seeking standard to protect internet purchases. The Wall Street Journal, B10.

Santora, J. (2008). How to build a framework for strategic alliances. Nonprofit World, 26(6), 15–17.

Saxena, K., & Bharadwaj, S. (2009). Managing business processes through outsourcing: A strategic partnering perspective. Business Process Management Journal, 15(5), 687–715.

Segil, L. D. (2008). Making business alliances work. Management Quarterly, 49(2), 30–35.

Thompson, P. (2008). Will HR be about strategic partnership or operational support in 2028? Personnel Today, 12.

Walker, M., Sartore, M., & Taylor, R. (2009). Outsourced marketing: It’s the communication that matters. Management Decision, 47(6), 895–918.

Wilhelm, M., & Kohlbacher, F. (2011). Co-opetition and knowledge co-creation in Japanese supplier networks: The case of Toyota. Asian Business and Management, 10(1), 66–86.

Woodhall, J., Scott-Jackson, W., Newham T., & Gurney, M. (2009). Making the decision to outsource human resources. Personnel Review, 38(3), 236–252.

Wreden, N. (1999). Navigating uncharted waters. InformationWeek, (761), 138–140.

Other Readings

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