Here is a list of “books waiting to be read” by future SuRGE groups.  We recognize the publication date on many may not be current; we do our best to utilize contemporary reads.  Certainly, please email Darlene Groomes with your ideas for ‘must read’ books (

We know that many Vocational Rehabilitation staff have access to these books:

Andersen, B., Fagerhaug, T.,  Henriksen, B., & Onsøyen, L.E. Mapping Work Processes, Milwaukie, WI: American Society of Quality Press.

de Vaus, D. (2001). Research Design in Social Research, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Deming, W.E. (2000). Out of Crisis, Boston, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Dillman, D.A., Smyth, J.D. & Christian, L.M. (2008). Internet, Mail and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

          Elsdon, R. (2003). Affiliation in the Workplace: Value Creation in the New Organization.  CT: Praeger.

Levin, H.M. & McEwan, P.J. (2000). Cost Effectiveness Analysis: Methods and Applications, Second Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Morgan, D.A. & Krueger, R.A. (1997). The Focus Group Kit, Volumes 1-6 [Box Set], Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Online handbooks and texts are located at the American Evaluation Association’s website at:

Ouchi, W. (1993). Theory Z: How American Companies Can Meet the Japanese Challenge, New York, NY: Avon Books.

Rossi, P.H., Lipsey, M.W. & Freeman, H.E. (2003). Evaluation, A Systematic Approach, Seventh Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

         Schiuma, G. (2011). Managing Knowledge Assets and Business Value Creation in Organizations: Measures and Dynamics. PA: Business Science        Reference.

Walton, M. (1988). The Deming Management Method, New York, NY: The Berkley Publishing Group.

Wholey, J. S. Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation: Essential Texts for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and Management.

Zaffron, S. & Logan, D. (2009). The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life. CA:  Jossey-Bass