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Recommended Reading – CEO Succession Planning Lags Badly Research Finds, Stanford Graduate School of Business

June 17, 2010

The gap in succession planning at corporations continues to raise serious problems for companies.  The Stanford Graduate School of Business’ June issue examined research on CEO succession planning conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, the executive search firm, and Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance.  According to David Larker a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business,

“We found that this governance lapse stems primarily from a lack of focus: boards of directors just aren’t spending the time that is required to adequately prepare for a succession scenario.”

To get a summary of the research’s findings go to Stanford’s GSB News.

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