Literature Review of Succession Planning Strategies and Tactics

  • Irina A. Weisblat


All organizations have one thing in common. At a certain point, they must deal with shifts of leadership, culture, politics, decision-making, power, and strategies for improvement. Organizations with clearly developed succession plans are the most successful in this transition, regardless of the industry, business model, or type of ownership. This literature review considers theoretical foundations, research on the topic, and best practices. The chapter also illuminates strategies, tactics, and development of future leaders. A common theme of the existing literature is that a successor must be an innovative thinker who influences the organization’s high performance, competitiveness, and sustainability.


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  • Irina A. Weisblat
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  1. 1.Ashford UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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