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Library succession planning process in Vietnam

Library succession planning process in Vietnam PurposeThis paper aims to design a model of succession planning process for public and academic libraries in Vietnam.Design/methodology/approachThe model of library succession planning process was develop based on the findings of a two-phase research underpinned by transformational leadership theory. Data were collected from 172 responses of the online survey and 23 in-depth interviews in 13 public and 4 academic libraries in the Mekong region, Vietnam.FindingsA library succession planning process with six steps was established.Research limitations/implicationsAs the research takes place in both public and academic libraries, the overarching benefit of the present study is to provide library leaders in these sectors with practical understanding and knowledge about how succession planning process can be done, as well as to enhance management practices in Vietnam libraries and other organisations. Leaders from other types of library systems in Vietnam and globally can reference this model so as to know what to do and how to conduct this process confidently.Originality/valueThis study helps to fill the gap that succession planning in Vietnamese libraries has been done without a specific path. Library leaders in each organisation conducted it differently between public and academic libraries because the government has only issued general guides for all industries of the nation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

Library succession planning process in Vietnam

New Library World , Volume 117 (11/12): 12 – Nov 14, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/NLW-08-2016-0059
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to design a model of succession planning process for public and academic libraries in Vietnam.Design/methodology/approachThe model of library succession planning process was develop based on the findings of a two-phase research underpinned by transformational leadership theory. Data were collected from 172 responses of the online survey and 23 in-depth interviews in 13 public and 4 academic libraries in the Mekong region, Vietnam.FindingsA library succession planning process with six steps was established.Research limitations/implicationsAs the research takes place in both public and academic libraries, the overarching benefit of the present study is to provide library leaders in these sectors with practical understanding and knowledge about how succession planning process can be done, as well as to enhance management practices in Vietnam libraries and other organisations. Leaders from other types of library systems in Vietnam and globally can reference this model so as to know what to do and how to conduct this process confidently.Originality/valueThis study helps to fill the gap that succession planning in Vietnamese libraries has been done without a specific path. Library leaders in each organisation conducted it differently between public and academic libraries because the government has only issued general guides for all industries of the nation.

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New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 14, 2016

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