Recently Chris Milliner (MBA 2002) spoke on the topic of high performing organisations. If you would like to find out more about high performing organisations here’s how you can use your free Alumni Library Online (ALO) service to stay informed.

The following databases in the ALO will have relevant material on issues in high performance companies:

  • ABI-Inform
  • Emerald
  • Sage

Here are just a few examples of the sort of articles you can read:

In ABI-Inform

Creating a High-Performance Culture, Wriston, Michael J. Organization Development Journal, Vol. 25, Iss. 1, (Spring 2007): 8-16.

Realigning Organization Culture for Optimal Performance: Six principles & eight practices.

Levin, Ira; Gottlieb, Jonathan Z. Organization Development Journal, Vol. 27, Iss. 4, (Winter 2009): 31-46.

The impact of high performance work practices on project performance. A case study of construction companies in South Africa. Iwu, Chux Gervase; Chapano, Munodani; Twum-Darko, Michael. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Oeconomica, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, (2018).


Workforce Planning is Essential to High-Performing Organizations.
Louch, Peter. Workforce Solutions Review, Vol. 5 Issue 4, (Sep 2014): 4-7.

Developing High-Performing Organizations: Keys to Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing People Who Make the Difference. Sawa, Ben and Swift, Sonia. Leadership & Management in Engineering, Vol. 13 Issue 2, (Mar 2013): 96-100.

Building High-Performance Organizations in the 21st Century.
Gardner, Anton S. and Tobakos, John. Armed Forces Comptroller, Vol. 50 Issue 3, (Summer 2005): 20-21.

In Emerald

Success factors of high performance organization transformations.
de Waal, A. Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 22 No. 4, (2018): 375-390.

Identifying the characteristics of a high-performance finance function.
de Waal, A., Bilstra, E. and De Roeck, P. Journal of Advances in Management Research, Vol. 16 No. 3, (2019): p. 352-377.

Looking for stars among the workforce: Effective profiles to boost firm’s success chances. Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 24 No. 2, (2016): 13-15.

In Sage

Work-life balance policies in high performance organisations: A comparative interview study with millennials in Dutch consultancies.
Bouwmeester, O. et al. German Journal of Human Resource Management (2002).

Managing Expectations to Create High Performance Government.
Blackman, D. A. et al. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 39(2), (2019): 185–208. 

How High-Involvement Work Processes Increase Organization Performance: The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior.
Kizilos, M. A., Cummings, C. and Cummings, T. G.  The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49(4), (2013): 413–436.

Open Access articles in ScienceDirect from Elsevier

Although Elsevier do not generally permit alumni access to ScienceDirect material, don’t forget there are many articles available via open access (the author has paid to allow their article to be publicly available without subscription).

Here are a couple of examples of open access articles in this subject area with direct links to the full text:

The nexus between HRM, employee engagement and organizational performance of federal public service organizations in Ethiopia.
Assefa Tsegay Tensay and ManjitSingh. Heliyon, Vol. 6, Issue 6, (June 2020).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04094

External and internal capabilities and organizational performance: Does intellectual capital matter?
Chao-Chin Huanga and Shyh-MingHuang. Asia Pacific Management Review, Vol. 25, Issue 2, (June 2020): 111-120.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmrv.2019.12.001


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