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Succession Planning

Promoting Organizational Sustainability

  • Pamela A. Gordon
  • Julie A. Overbey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Rick D. Johnson, Donna Pepper, Joan Adkins, Alexius A. Emejom
    Pages 23-40
  3. Joseph Keller
    Pages 41-48
  4. Lillie M. Hibbler-Britt, Anna Copeland Wheatley
    Pages 75-87
  5. Sofia G. Loomis
    Pages 89-103
  6. Arfe Yucedag-Ozcan, Sharon K. Metcalfe
    Pages 187-198
  7. Paul Wendee, Fiona Sussan, Ravi Chinta
    Pages 223-238
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


This book examines current research related to succession planning strategies and tactics. The authors compare and contrast the rationale and processes needed for effective and efficient succession planning. This is a comprehensive endeavor exploring succession planning across today’s key disciplines: business, education, and healthcare. Succession planning is examined from the commercial, government, and non-profit lens. The book features active research, broad literature reviews, and examines conceptual frameworks. From this valuable contribution to succession planning research, readers will receive a thorough assessment of the theoretical foundations of succession planning and ethical considerations for sustainable leadership.


value creation succession management Sustainable leadership continuity planning HRM Human resource management succession planning in government healthcare management family business public management business information technology health care organizations HCOs ethical leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela A. Gordon
    • 1
  • Julie A. Overbey
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PhoenixPembroke Pines, FLUSA
  2. 2.University of PhoenixElkhorn, NEUSA

About the editors

Pamela A. Gordon is a senior research fellow for the Global Business Research Center at University of Phoenix, USA. Her work has been published in Sage Research Methods, Journal of Business Case Studies, and Journal of the Academy for Advancement of Business Research, among others.

Julie A. Overbey is the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the University of Phoenix Doctor of Management program. Her work has been published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Succession Planning
  • Book Subtitle Promoting Organizational Sustainability
  • Editors Pamela A. Gordon
    Julie A. Overbey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72531-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10222-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72532-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
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