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Succession management systems and human resource outcomes

Tung‐Chun Huang (Institute of Human Resource Management, National Central University, Chungli City, Taiwan)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 December 2001



Succession planning concerns the selection of talented employees to replace senior managers who leave the firm because of retirement, reassignment, or other reasons. Effective succession planning emphasizes minimizing disruption and dislocation arising from such personnel changes, with a view to implementing business strategy and achieving organizational goals in a smooth and continuous manner. Although succession planning is an essential requirement for the long‐term development and success of business enterprises, previous studies have rarely investigated the empirical relationship between succession programs and human resource outcomes. This study employs empirical data collected from business firms in Taiwan to address that question.



Huang, T. (2001), "Succession management systems and human resource outcomes", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 22 No. 8, pp. 736-747.




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