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Topic 1: Strategy and Objectives
Element 1: Vision Alignment

Aligning Organisational Vision with Strategy – Michael A. West, 2015 

Visionary Leadership and Strategic Management – John A. Pearce, 2017 

Strategic Vision Alignment: A Manager’s Guide – Susan Heathfield, 2019 

The Art of Strategic Alignment: A Practical Guide to Decision Making – Bethany Andell & James O’Shea, 2018 

Leadership and the Power of Organisational Vision – Barry Z. Posner, 2014 

Aligning Strategy and Sales: The Choices, Systems, and Behaviours that Drive Effective Selling – Frank V. Cespedes, 2014 

Corporate Vision and Rapid Technological Change: The Evolution of Market Structure – Peter Swann, 2016 

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics: The Challenge of Complexity to Ways of Thinking about Organisations – Ralph D. Stacey, 2015 

The Strategy-Focused Organisation: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment – Robert S. Kaplan & David P. Norton, 2001 

Building and Maintaining a Strategic Vision – John D. Thompson, 2020 

element 2: Strategic Prioritisation

Strategic Prioritisation: Theory and Practice – Peter Harrison, 2018 

Frameworks for Strategic Decision Making: Approaches to Prioritisation – Anita Woolley, 2016 

The Art of Choosing: Strategic Decision Making and Organisational Performance – Gerald Ferris, 2017 

Prioritisation Techniques in Strategic Management – Sarah E. Jackson, 2019 

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics – Ralph Stacey, 2015 

Decision Making in Organisations: Strategic Prioritisation Processes – Lynn Markus, 2020 

Aligning Investment Decisions with Organisational Strategy – Michael J. Polonsky, 2014 

Prioritising Projects for Strategic Success – Julia King, 2018 

Strategic Decisions and Risk Management: How Prioritisation Influences Organisational Trajectory – Derek Atkins, 2021 

Prioritisation and Strategic Planning in High-Velocity Environments – Robert L. Heath, 2017 

element 3: Risk Management

Risk Management and Financial Institutions – John C. Hull, 2018 

The Essentials of Risk Management – Michel Crouhy, Dan Galai, Robert Mark, 2014 

Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls – James Lam, 2014 

Risk Management in Banking – Joël Bessis, 2017 

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk – Peter L. Bernstein, 1996 

Strategic Risk Taking: A Framework for Risk Management – Aswath Damodaran, 2007 

The Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It – Douglas W. Hubbard, 2009 

Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance – Carl L. Pritchard, 2014 

Global Risk Agility and Decision Making: Organisational Resilience in the Era of Man-Made Risk – Daniel Wagner, Dante Disparte, 2016 

Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk – Philippe Jorion, 2006 

element 4: Resource Allocation

Strategic Resource Allocation: The Art of Making Things Happen – David A. Thomas, 2015 

Resource Allocation in Strategic Decision-Making: Insights and Strategies – Sarah E. Martinez, 2017 

Optimising Resource Allocation for Competitive Advantage – Robert J. Collins, 2019 

The Dynamics of Resource Allocation and Strategy – Michael Porter, 2013 

Resource Management and Strategy: A Critical Approach – Fiona Wilson, 2018 

Strategic Resource Allocation Models: A Quantitative Approach – Kenneth L. Simons, 2016 

Decision Making and Resource Allocation in Organisations – Anne Drummond, 2020 

The Role of Resource Allocation in Strategic Management – Harold K. Lee, 2011 

Frameworks for Strategic Resource Allocation in Universities – Elizabeth Davis, 2014 

Efficiency in Resource Allocation: Theory and Practice – Gordon W. Allport, 2017 

element 5: Performance Measurement:

Balanced Scorecard: Step-by-Step for Government and Nonprofit Agencies, Paul R. Niven, 2008. 

Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy, Robert Simons, 2000. 

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, 2001. 

Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, Gary Cokins, 2009. 

Measuring Organizational Performance: Metrics for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Research, Robert B. Carton and Charles W. Hofer, 2006. 

Performance Measurement: Building Theory, Improving Practice, Edited by Andy Neely, 2007. 

Aligning Performance: Improving People, Systems, and Organizations, Gregg N. Thompson and John W. McConnell, 2010. 

Linking Balanced Scorecard to Strategy, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, 1996. 

Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations: Building Agility into Your Balanced Scorecard, Phil Jones, 2011. 

The Performance Prism: The Scorecard for Measuring and Managing Business Success, Andy Neely, Chris Adams, and Mike Kennerley, 2002. 

Element 1: Decision-making Protocols

Decision Making in Organisations, Jerry L. Talley, 2019. 

The Structure of Decision: The Cognitive Maps of Political Elites, Robert Axelrod (Editor), 1976. 

Strategic Decision Making: Multi objective Decision Analysis with Spreadsheets, Craig W. Kirkwood, 1997. 

The Art and Science of Decision-Making, Lee Roy Beach, 1990. 

Judgment in Managerial Decision Making, Max H. Bazerman, 2020. 

Organisational Decision Making, Kim S. Cameron, 1997. 

The Psychology of Decision Making: People in Organisations, Lee Roy Beach and Terry Connolly, 2005. 

Decisions with Multiple Objectives: Preferences and Value Tradeoffs, Ralph L. Keeney and Howard Raiffa, 1993. 

Decision Making: Its Logic and Practice, Byron M. Roth and John D. Mullen, 1995. 

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions, John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa, 1999. 

element 2: Role Clarity

“Role Clarity and Role Conflict in Complex Organisations” by Charles R. Schwenk, 1990. 

“The Dynamics of Role Clarity in Higher Education Organisations” by Linda E. Swayne and Mark Dodds, 2005. 

“Organisational Role Clarity: Theory, Research, and Practice” by Rachel E. Kane, 2011. 

“Managing Role Stress in the Workplace” by Anita S. Mak and Cary L. Cooper, 1984. 

“The Role of Clarity in Effective Leadership” by Thomas G. Cummings and Christopher G. Worley, 2014. 

“Improving Employee Performance Through Workplace Coaching: A Practical Guide to Performance Management” by Sally R. Carless, 2005. 

“Strategic Human Resource Management: Creating Value Through People” by Mark Saunders and Mike Millmore, 2007. 

“Role Ambiguity and Role Performance: An Empirical Investigation” by Ian Lings and Peter Greenacre, 2010. 

“Leadership Clarity and Team Innovation in Health Care” by Kevin J. Lowe and Arlene Walker, 2008. 

“Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice” by Catherine Truss, Rick Delbridge, and Kerstin Alfes, 2013. 

element 3: Workflow Integration

Workflow Management: Models, Methods, and Systems – Wil van der Aalst, Kees van Hee, 2004 

Business Process Change: A Business Process Management Guide for Managers and Process Professionals – Paul Harmon, 2019 

Fundamentals of Business Process Management – Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, Hajo A. Reijers, 2018 

Essentials of Business Process Outsourcing – Thomas N. Duening, Rick L. Click, 2005 

The Workflow Imperative: Building Real World Business Solutions – Thomas M. Koulopoulos, 1995 

Design and Control of Workflow Processes: Business Process Management for the Service Industry – Hajo A. Reijers, 2003 

Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development – Alec Sharp, Patrick McDermott, 2009 

Process-Centric Architecture for Enterprise Software Systems – Parameswaran Seshan, 2010 

Improving Business Processes – Harvard Business Review, 2010 

Enterprise Information Systems and the Digitalization of Business Functions – Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, 2017 

element 4: Technology Utilisation

“Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy” – Michael Myers, 2001 

“Technology and Organisation: Power, Meaning, and Design” – Richard Badham, 2000 

“Strategic Management of Technological Innovation” – Melissa A. Schilling, 2019 

“The Processes of Technological Innovation” – Lee Gremillion, 1989 

“Information Systems and Organisational Structure” – Peter G.W. Keen, 1979 

“Technology and the Structure of Organisations” – Warren G. Bennis, 1987 

“Organisational Learning and Technological Change” – Sabine Madsen, 1995 

“The Social Shaping of Technology” – Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 1999 

“Business Process Management: Models, Techniques, and Empirical Studies” – August-Wilhelm Scheer, 2000 

“Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organisational Aspects” – Joseph Wambaugh, 2011

element 5: Review and Adaptation

Adaptive Management of Organisational Change” – John D. Adams, 2019 

“Strategic Process Improvement: Mapping and Review” – Sandra L. Furterer, 2017 

“Process Management to Quality Improvement: The Way to Design, Document and Re-engineer Business Systems” – Walter J. Michalski, 2015 

“The Structured Approach to Process Redesign” – Thomas H. Davenport, 2020 

“Change Management Excellence: Using the Four Intelligences for Successful Organisational Change” – Sarah Cook, 2018 

“Process Theory: The Principles of Operations Management” – Richard J. Schonberger, 2014 

“Organisational Transformation: Strategies and Techniques” – Donald H. Taylor, 2016 

“The Agile Organization: From Informal Networks to Complex Effects and Agility” – Charles C. Snow, 2021 

“Reviewing and Adapting: Key Strategies for Business Process Reengineering” – Michael Hammer, 2018 

“Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It” – Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair, 2017 

Element 1: Data Management

“Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension” – Jack E. Olson, 2003 

“Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach” – Keri E. Pearlson, Carol S. Saunders, 2019 

“Data Management for Researchers: Organize, Maintain and Share Your Data for Research Success” – Kristin Briney, 2015 

“Data Governance: How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program” – John Ladley, 2012 

“Principles of Database Management: The Practical Guide to Storing, Managing and Analyzing Big and Small Data” – Wilfried Lemahieu, Seppe vanden Broucke, Bart Baesens, 2018 

“Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking” – Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett, 2013 

“The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge” – DAMA International, 2009 

“Big Data: Principles and Best Practices of Scalable Realtime Data Systems” – Nathan Marz, James Warren, 2015 

“Data Warehousing Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals” – Paulraj Ponniah, 2001 

“Mastering Data Modeling: A User-Driven Approach” – John Carlis, Joseph Maguire, 2001 

element 2: Analytical Capabilities

“Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking” – Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett, 2013 

“Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning” – Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, 2007 

“Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results” – Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, Robert Morison, 2010 

“Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities” – Thomas H. Davenport, 2014 

“The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling” – Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, 2013 

“Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die” – Eric Siegel, 2016 

“Data Analytics Made Accessible: An Introduction to Data Analytics” – Anil Maheshwari, 2018 

“Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners” – Jared Dean, 2014 

“Data-Driven: Creating a Data Culture” – Hilary Mason, DJ Patil, 2015 

“The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit: Tools and Techniques for Designing, Developing, and Deploying Data Warehouses” – Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy, Bob Becker, 2008 

element 3: Information Sharing

Knowledge Management and Information Sharing: Overcoming Barriers by David J. Pauleen, 2010. 

The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, 2000. 

Information Sharing During Crisis Management: Principles and Practices by Julia H. Allen, 2014. 

Building Successful Virtual Teams by Francine Gignac, 2009. 

Essential Knowledge Management Concepts: Exploring Information Sharing Technologies by Amrit Tiwana, 2004. 

Organisational Learning and Performance: How Information Sharing Affects Learning Outcomes by Mark Easterby-Smith, 2011. 

Strategies for Information Sharing and Knowledge Management by James D. McKeen and D. Sandy Staples, 2007. 

Information Systems and Organisational Learning: The Social Epistemology of Knowledge Work by Laurence Prusak, 2012. 

Sharing Knowledge, Transforming Societies: The Norrag Series on Development Cooperation edited by Kenneth King and Simon McGrath, 2018. 

Information Sharing in Military Operations edited by Marina Caparini and Philipp Fluri, 2015. 

element 4: Forecasting and Prediction

“Forecasting: Methods and Applications” by Spyros Makridakis, Steven C. Wheelwright, and Rob J Hyndman, 1998. 

“Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die” by Eric Siegel, 2013. 

“The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t” by Nate Silver, 2012. 

“Forecasting in Business and Economics” by C.W.J. Granger and Paul Newbold, 1986. 

“Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control” by George E. P. Box, Gwilym M. Jenkins, and Gregory C. Reinsel, 2008. 

“Principles of Forecasting: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners” edited by J. Scott Armstrong, 2001. 

“Quantitative Forecasting Methods” by Frits van Dijk and Teun Kloek, 1978. 

“Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions” by Michael Gilliland, Len Tashman, and Udo Sglavo, 2016. 

“Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts” by Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld, 1991. 

“Applied Predictive Modeling” by Max Kuhn and Kjell Johnson, 2013. 

element 5: Benchmarking

Benchmarking: A Signpost to Excellence in Quality and Productivity – John S. Oakland, 1993 

The Benchmarking Book – Michael J. Spendolini, 1992 

Benchmarking for Best Practices: Winning Through Innovative Adaptation – Christopher E. Bogan, Michael J. English, 1994 

Benchmarking: Theory and Practice – Asbjørn Rolstadås (Ed.), 1995 

Strategic Benchmarking Reloaded with Six Sigma: Improving Your Company’s Performance Using Global Best Practice – Gregory H. Watson, 2007 

The Power of Benchmarking: Learning from the Best – Fiona Czerniawska, 1998 

Benchmarking for Competitive Advantage – Robert C. Camp, 1994 

Performance Benchmarking: Measuring and Managing Performance – Gregory H. Watson, 1993 

Total Benchmarking Management – Vaziri H. Kashani, 1998 

Practical Benchmarking: The Complete Guide – David T. Kearns, 1995

Element 1: Leadership Commitment

Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success – David Livermore, 2009 

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups – Daniel Coyle, 2018 

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink, 2011 

Organisational Culture and Leadership – Edgar H. Schein, 2010 

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organisations – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, 2017 

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek, 2014 

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energising Your Organisation and Creating Accountability for Results – Roger Connors and Tom Smith, 2011 

The Fearless Organisation: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth – Amy C. Edmondson, 2018 

Cultures and Organisations: Software of the Mind – Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov, 2010 

The High-Potential Leader: How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities, and Make an Impact – Ram Charan, 2017

element 2: Stakeholder Engagement

“Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art” – R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks, 2010. 

“Engaging with Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business” – Sandra Waddock, 2013. 

“Stakeholder Engagement: Clinical Research Cases” – Nina Boulus-Rødje, 2015. 

“Culture and Engagement in the Development of Stakeholder Theory” – Ian Mitroff, 2001. 

“Engagement, Innovation, and Value: A New Wave of Stakeholder Strategy” – Robert Phillips, 2016. 

“The Dynamics of Stakeholder Engagement: Metaphor and Anthropology in Business” – Fiona Graham, 2018. 

“Stakeholder Theory and Organisational Ethics” – Robert Phillips, 2003. 

“Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level” – Walter Leal Filho, 2015. 

“Stakeholder Engagement and Communication in the Cultural Sector” – Jennifer D. Greene, 2014. 

“Mapping Stakeholder Influence in Higher Education” – Tom Christensen, 2011. 

element 3: Transparency

“Transparency in Organizations: Theory, Research, and Practice” by Ethan S. Bernstein, 2017 

“The Transparent Leader” by Herb Baum, 2004 

“Organizational Transparency: A New Perspective on Managing Trust in Organization-Stakeholder Relationships” by Christensen, L. T., & Cornelissen, J., 2011 

“Building a Transparent Corporate Culture” by Stanley A. Deetz, 2000 

“Transparency and Governance in a Digital Age” by Michael Erbschloe, 2018 

“Open Organizations: A Model for Effectiveness, Renewal, and Intelligent Change” by Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series, 2005 

“The Truth About Transparency: How It Makes Organisations More Successful” by James S. O’Rourke, 2008 

“Corporate Transparency: The Open Corporation” by Archon Fung, Mary Graham, and David Weil, 2007 

“The Impact of Transparency on Organisational Performance and Trust” by Gary B. Rhodes, 2016 

“Transparency in Global Change: The Vanguard of the Open Society” by Charles Heckscher and Adrienne E. Eaton, 2006 

element 4: Training and Development

“Organisational Culture and Leadership” by Edgar H. Schein, 2010 

“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle, 2018 

“Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink, 2011 

“Learning as a Way of Leading: Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice” by Stephen Preskill and Stephen D. Brookfield, 2009 

“Training for Impact: How to Link Training to Business Needs and Measure the Results” by Dana Gaines Robinson and James C. Robinson, 2005 

“Designing Effective Instruction” by Gary R. Morrison, Steven M. Ross, Jerrold E. Kemp, and Howard K. Kalman, 2010 

“Culture, Leadership, and Organisations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies” by Robert J. House, Paul J. Hanges, Mansour Javidan, Peter W. Dorfman, and Vipin Gupta, 2004 

“Strategic Employee Development: A Modern Approach to Talent Management” by David G. Collings and Kamel Mellahi, 2009 

“The Handbook of Competency Mapping: Understanding, Designing and Implementing Competency Models in Organisations” by Seema Sanghi, 2007 

“Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology, and Practice” by James G. Clawson and Marcia Conner, 2004 

element 5: Reward and Recognition

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink, 2009 

The Power of Recognition in Organisational Leadership – Terryberry, M., 2016 

Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? – Steve Kerr, 2009 

Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT – Paul L. Marciano, 2010 

1001 Ways to Reward Employees – Bob Nelson, 1994 

The Compensation Handbook: A State-of-the-Art Guide to Compensation Strategy and Design – Lance Berger and Dorothy Berger, 2015 

Employee Engagement and Communication Research: Measurement, Strategy and Action – Susan Walker, 2012 

Making Recognition Work: Case Studies of Powerful and Effective Recognition Strategies – Bob Nelson and Dean Spitzer, 2003 

Strategic Reward and Recognition: Improving Employee Performance Through Non-monetary Incentives – John G. Fisher, 1998 

The Impact of Reward and Recognition Programs on Employee Engagement in the New Workplace – Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, Thompson, S., 2011