Human Resource Succession Planning Dynamics in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: A Case of the University of Dodoma

Omary, Sada (2019) Human Resource Succession Planning Dynamics in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: A Case of the University of Dodoma. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of the study was to explore human resource succession planning dynamics at higher learning institutions in Tanzania. The study used the University of Dodoma as a case study. The study had three (3) objectively namely firstly, to examine the existing successions planning practices at the University of Dodoma. Secondly, to identify areas for improving the existing succession plan at the University of Dodoma’s and thirdly to assess the University’s efforts towards effective human resource succession plan. The study undertook a mixed approach whereby it included both quantitative and qualitative research perspectives. The study was guided by descriptive survey design. Besides, the study used a questionnaire and an interview schedule for data collection. The collected quantitative data were mainly analyzed through One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). While on the other hand the qualitative data were analyzed thematically. Mainly the study found ten different practices related to human resources succession planning at the University of Dodoma such as sourcing from other Colleges within the University, searching talents from other University, rehiring the retired employees. Besides, the study revealed a range of areas for improving human resource succession plan at the University like regular assessment of individual leadership potentiality. Lastly the study uncovered specific efforts committed by the University of Dodoma towards effective human resources succession plan mainly by contracting search teams and deliberating human resources succession plan related agenda. The study presented recommendations in terms of policy formulation, improving practices as well as furthering research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 12:40
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 12:40

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