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WMBA 6040 Improving Business Performance: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

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.

WMBA 6040 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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Aghili, S. (2011). Throughput Metrics Meet Six Sigma. Management Accounting Quarterly, 12(3), 12-17.

Albright, T., Lam, M. (2006). Managerial Accounting and Continuous Improvement Initiatives: A Retrospective and Framework. Journal of Managerial Issues, 18(2), 157-74.

Atwater, J. B., & Pittman, P. H. (2006). Facilitating systemic thinking in business classes. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 4(2), 273–292.

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

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

Olson, M. S., van Bever, D., & Verry, S. (2008). When growth stalls. Harvard Business Review, 86(3), 5061

Piraseth, R.M., Kannappan, S. (2013). The synergy of continuous process improvement.  Industrial Engineer, June. 41-45.

Shireman, W. K. (1999). Business strategies for sustainable profits: Systems thinking in practice. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Syst. Res., 16(5), 453–462

Shook, J. (2009). Toyota’s secret: The A3 report. MIT Sloan Management Review, 50(4), 30–33.

Stephen, M. (2009).  Trimming Waste? A guide to six sigma, lean, and the theory of constraints. Canadian Plastics, Jan/Feb. 19-21.

Werhane, P. H. (2008). Mental models, moral imagination and system thinking in the age of globalization. Journal of Business Ethics, 78(3), 463–474.

Wheatley, M. J. (2008). Self-organized networks: What are the leadership lessons? Leadership Excellence, 25(2), 7–8

Wolstenholme, E. F. (2003). Towards the definition and use of a core set of archetypal structures in system dynamics. System Dynamics Review, 19(1), 7–26.




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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