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 NUC418_N20B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2020 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview

Business succession planning is an essential business process to ensure the long-term sustainability of an organization. It is however a complex process involving a variety of business issues including but are not limited to human resource planning, leadership development, change management, ownership, power and politics, and taxes. This course focuses on the people-side of succession planning and mostly discusses business succession cases in family businesses. As such, the aim of the course is not to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of how to implement business succession; rather it aims to arouse students’ awareness on the importance of business succession planning by looking at the people aspect and discussing some of the difficulties that may be encountered with different people during succession planning. Case studies are employed in class to enable students to learn flexibly and creatively.

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

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 factors such as values, culture, and governance.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

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 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Students are expected to study each case and prepare their own insights to the assignment questions. The class is based on open discussions and students are facilitated to exchange their opinions with their classmates. During the open discussions, students are expected to think flexibly and adjust their opinions. No specific comment will be given to each student’s opinion, but students will know if their opinions are appreciated by listening to their classmates’ feedback.

Students do not need to submit any written reports in the usual classes. Rather, they are expected to share their opinions verbally to the class. They need to submit a final report one week after completion of the course. More details about the final report will be given in due course.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Theme: Introduction – the complexity of business succession planning

ATF, Inc.: Fasterners and Family


Theme: Personal interests in business succession

Goodwin Sporting Goods


Theme: The making of successors

Scanteak: The Making of Successors in a Family Firm


Theme: Successor’s choice

Family Business Simulation: Honey Heritage
Liu Bai: A Chinese Successor’s Dilemma


Theme: Talent management program

Case: Anglo American South Africa: Strategically Mining Leadership Talent for Succession


Theme: CEO succession

King Lear Revisited: The Succession Conundrum at Cordia Enterprises


Theme: Succession of (un)ethical leadership

Family Leadership Challenges: Disrupting the Momentum at Samsung

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

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • N/A「There is not set textbook for this course」N/A(N/A)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Relevant business articles / video clips / notes will be distributed on occasional basis.

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

Cases used in the course have been changed in response to students’ suggestions for more critical and in-depth cases.

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 research interests include knowledge management and human resource management. His work has been published in book, book chapter and international referred journals such as European Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Knowledge Management. Two of his co-authored research articles won best paper and research awards in 2013 and 2016 respectively. At his current university, Dr. Law received Outstanding Teaching Award and Teaching Award for the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22 at the Undergraduate School and also received Research Award for 2020/21 at the Business School.

(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

  • (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
  • (2020) Sustainable HRM: An extension of the paradox perspective. Human Resource Management Review
  • (2020) Knowledge Creation for Whom?. NUCB Insight 9
  • (2020) Do film festivals attract tourists?. Current Issues in Tourism

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). 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
  • (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