Human Resource Planning

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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, December

Capacity to Act
Executive Summary "Capacity to act" refers to the ability, motivation, and support necessary for people to take action to solve organizational problems. Our work in a number of large corporations suggests that priority stress, a bias toward activity...
Entry-Level, Fast-Track Management Development Programs: Developmental Tactics and Perceived Program Effectiveness
Executives Summary This study examines the views of program participants, program supervisors, and company executives toward the developmental tactics employed in one company's entry-level, fast-track program of management development. Survey...
Executive Leadership during Organizational Change: A Bi-Cycle Model
Executive Summary This paper develops a process model of executive leadership under conditions of ongoing organizational change. Cases involving top executive leaders in both a business merger and an educational setting are used to illustrate...
Managing Your Expatriates: What the Successful Firms Do
Executive Summary There will always be a strong need for expatriates. As new countries become part of the global marketplace, U.S. firms initially tend to send their own personnel abroad. The need to provide a training ground for a firm's employees...
What Did You Learn in School? Studies of a University Executive Program
Executive Summary University executive education programs are one tool that companies can use for executive development. Despite the increasing emphasis on cost control and efficient use of resources, companies continue to send executives to...