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Organizational Structural Changes Lifecycle Stage Influences and Managers and Interventionists Challenges

Organizational Structural Changes Lifecycle Stage Influences and Managers and Interventionists... The focus of this study was on successful, small, rapidly growingfirms and on people who manage entrepreneurs CEOs or help manageinterventionistsconsultants these firms. Investigates the structuralcomplexity, formalization and centralization changes that occur infirms as they move from the startup stage to the growth stage ofdevelopment. One reason these structural changes were examined was thatrapid growth often strains organizations existing structures and, inturn, threatens their very existence. Further, little empiricalinformation exists about structural changes in small, growing firms.Using a sample of Inc. 500 firms, finds support for the hypotheses thatorganizations in their growth stage will exhibit greater complexity,greater formalization, and less centralization than in their startupstage. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Organizational Structural Changes Lifecycle Stage Influences and Managers and Interventionists Challenges

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534819210021447
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Abstract

The focus of this study was on successful, small, rapidly growingfirms and on people who manage entrepreneurs CEOs or help manageinterventionistsconsultants these firms. Investigates the structuralcomplexity, formalization and centralization changes that occur infirms as they move from the startup stage to the growth stage ofdevelopment. One reason these structural changes were examined was thatrapid growth often strains organizations existing structures and, inturn, threatens their very existence. Further, little empiricalinformation exists about structural changes in small, growing firms.Using a sample of Inc. 500 firms, finds support for the hypotheses thatorganizations in their growth stage will exhibit greater complexity,greater formalization, and less centralization than in their startupstage.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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