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Preparing for the Talent Drought: Case Study on Succession Planning Methodology in the Construction Industry

Abstract The workforce demographics are changing as a large portion of the population is approaching retirement and thus leaving vacancies in the construction industry. Succession planning is an aspect of talent management which aims to mitigate instability faced by a company when a new successor fills a vacancy. Research shows that in addition to a diminishing pool of available talent, the industry does not have widespread, empirically tested and implemented models that lead to effective successions. The objective of this research was to create a baseline profile for succession planning in the construction industry by identifying currently implemented best practices. The author interviewed six companies of varying sizes and demographics within the ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Gunnoe, Jake Alan (Author) / Sullivan, Kenneth (Advisor) / Wiezel, Avi (Committee member) / Kashiwagi, Dean (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Business / Management / Engineering / construction / leadership / management / planning / succession / talent
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 37 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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