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 NUC423_N21B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format Live Virtual
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 2021 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview


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.
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.
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

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

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 factors such as values, culture, and governance.


SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

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


Participants should allow at least 3 hours of preparation time per case. There are around 56 pages of main contents in total from the six assigned cases.
A laptop computer is required for electronic distribution of handouts in class and a simulation exercise towards the end of the course.


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.


Theme : Reflective essay.
Assignment : 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

第1日(Day1)

Theme: Developing human capital for business succession.
Main contents: Human capital development, labour shortage, managerial potential.

●使用するケース
Asimco: Developing Human Capital in China (Publisher: University of Hong Kong)

第2日(Day2)

Theme: Assessing leadership potential.
Main contents: Leadership potential, assessment strategies, reliability and validity.

●使用するケース
Assessing Leadership Potential at PTCL (Publisher: Lahore University of Management Sciences)

第3日(Day3)

Theme: Leadership transition.
Main contents: Succession preparation, handover of power, board of directors.

●使用するケース
CEO Succession at Cisco (A) (B) (C) (Publisher: HBS)

第4日(Day4)

Theme: Succession of unethical leadership.
Main contents: Unethical leadership, illegal actions, inheritance tax.

●使用するケース
Family Leadership Challenges: Disrupting the Momentum at Samsung (Publisher: IMD)

第5日(Day5)

Theme: Succession planning in family business.
Main contents: Family relationship, retirement plan, successor's motivation and capability.

●使用するケース
Goodwin Sporting Goods (Publisher: Ivey Publishing)

第6日(Day6)

Theme: Succession planning in family business
Main contents: Preparation of successors, personal interests, family's estate, family relationship.

●使用するケース
Business Succession and the Asher Estate (Publisher: Ivey Publishing)

第7日(Day7)

Simulation exercise.

●使用するケース
Family Business Simulation: Honey Heritage (Publisher: HBP)

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 60 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 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

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • 配布資料

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 as suggested by previous participants. Most cases have been replaced to put less emphasis on family business but more attention to business succession in general.

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. He received 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.

(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

  • (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
  • (2018) Performance management and justice in knowledge management: A theoretical framework. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 9(2):

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






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