シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Business Succession Planning
Course Title Business Succession Planning
担当教員 Instructor Name Kuok Kei Law
コード Couse Code NUC404_N23B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目 / Specialized Subject
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2023 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

This course is connected to the University's mission of educating innovative and ethical leaders who can apply their knowledge and values to advance business and society.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

By taking part in this course, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of business succession and will learn how to plan it early.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

By taking part in this course, participants will be able to understand the influence of the following factors on business succession planning: business cycles, external environment, human resource management policies, organizational culture, leadership values, family issues, and emotions.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the importance of business succession planning in general and its relevance to family business in specific.
2. Anticipate and describe some of the key challenges in business succession planning.
3. Associate business succession planning with other organizational attributess such as values, culture, and governance.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう(Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 10 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 90 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, Report, Feedback methods

Participants should allow at least 3 hours of preparation time per case. There are around 46 pages of main content in total across the six assigned cases.

A laptop computer is required for information research and simulation exercise in class.

Please read the assigned case before each class. If needed, please conduct online or library search on the corresponding theme/topic to be discussed. Some relevant theories/frameworks will be used in class discussion.

Final report assignment : Reflective essay.
Assignment outline: Please refer to the instructions posted on Google Classroom.
Deadline : Approximately 1 week after the course has ended.
Submission method : Please submit to Google Classroom.
Feedback: Marked assessment rubrics will be returned to participants.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Theme: The importance of succession planning

Conflict over leadership and succession in a successful family business: The Lakkard Leather Company (Publisher: IVEY)


Theme: Planning for the future

Fruits of Sherbrooke: Creating a Sustainable Business (Publisher: IVEY)


Theme: Assessing leadership potential

Assessing Leadership Potential at PTCL (Publisher: Lahore University of Management Sciences)


Theme: The successor's choice.

Liu Bai: A Chinese Successor's Dilemma (Publisher: INSEAD)


Theme: Managing the change

CEO Succession at Cisco (A) (B) (C) (Publisher: HBS)


Theme: Overcoming roadblocks

Birkenstock: Exit the Family. Enter a Professional CEO (Publisher: INSEAD)


Theme: Simulation exercise.

Family Business Simulation: Honey Heritage (Publisher: HBP)

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 60 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 60 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation before class and active participation in small group discussion and open class discussion are expected. The final report will be graded by the comprehensiveness and depth of the content.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Nil「Nil」Nil(Nil)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Additional readings and videos will be distributed and shown in class.

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Class discussion will follow a more structured and theoretically based manner.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Dr. Law is an Associate Professor in the area of management at NUCB Business School. He gained his PhD from City University of Hong Kong. His primary research interests include knowledge management and human resource management. His work has appeared in renowned international journals such as European Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Knowledge Management. Two of his research work won best-paper and research awards in 2013 and 2016 respectively. At his current university, Dr. Law received Teaching Awards for the academic years 2020/21 (Outstanding), 2021/22, and 2022/23 as well as Research Award for the academic year 2020/21.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Prior to joining NUCB, Dr Law worked at the Open University of Hong Kong, where he started his academic career and rose quickly from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer to Assistant Professor during his nine years of tenure. He has extensive experiences in delivering business management courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as supervising research and dissertations.

Refereed Articles

  • (2024) Integrating the adapted UTAUT model with moral obligation, trust and perceived risk to predict ChatGPT adoption for assessment support: A survey with students. Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence 6 2666-920X
  • (2023) What Is Next? The Longer-Term Managerial Challenges following COVID-19. Sustainability 15(18):
  • (2023) The effect of short-term performance fluctuations on long-term performance: evidence from the English Premier League. Team Performance Management 29(1/2): 1352-7592
  • (2022) Application of learning organization 2.0: a case study of Ricoh Ena Forest Japan. The Learning Organization
  • (2021) Online or Offline? Coaching Media as Mediator of the Relationship between Coaching Style and Employee Work-related Outcomes. Australian Journal of Management

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2017). Knowledge appropriation, justice climate and performance management - A theoretical framework. Proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2017 Conference .British Academy of Management 2017 Conference. 1. 3. University of Warwick
  • (2016). Tacit knowledge management of firefighters: An exploratory study on the fire service department in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific .The 8th International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific. 1. 3. Ariston Hotel, Kobe
  • (2016). Exploring employees' communication behaviors in knowledge sharing: A hierarchal perspective. Proceedings of the 81st Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication .The 81st Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication. 1. 3. Albuquerque, New Mexico