Succession Systems and Architecture

Books and articles in this section address key current issues associated with succession management and design and/or implementation of succession management systems and processes. Current demographic trends also are addressed.

Britt (2003) and Wells (2003) point to current demographic and other trends that indicate the number of workers aged 55 and older will increase 47 percent by 2010 and that many companies are not preparing for the wave of retirements that should begin as the baby boomer cohort begins to retire. The basic elements of a succession system for the levels below CEO are known. Rothwell (2001) provides a reference guide with many tools and resources. Eastman’s 1995 bibliography lists eleven ...

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