On this site we have compiled a variety of
papers from the themanager.org-team and from our valued partners that
focus on growth. They cover topics like:
● Growth strategies
● Phases and stages of growth
● Problems related to growth
● Management or growth
● Issues that arise from a particular size of an organization
Thoughts on the
Lifecycle of Corporations
By Dagmar Recklies
Experience shows that the time span of successful corporate activity
is not endless in most cases. Of course, there are many corporations
with a history of 50 years and longer. Nevertheless, the number of
companies – no matter what size – that have been existing for 100
years or even longer is much smaller. This article looks at some
reasons why older companies are more inclined to failure then
Growth - Phases of Growth
by Oliver Recklies
This article discusses the statement: It
is possible to speed up corporate growth – but not infinitely.
Today start-up, tomorrow at the stock exchange – this is
impossible for some practical reasons. The question is, however, how
fast an organization can develop from start-up with a team of five
to a business with 50+ people.
For this discussion, Greiners model of Five Phases of Growth is introduced.
Growth II - Barriers and Preconditions
by Oliver Recklies
This article discusses what actually growth is. It is more than
increasing revenues or number of staff. Than it analyses the
barriers to and preconditions for successful and sustainable
Business - Size as a Chance or Handicap?
by Dagmar Recklies
sector of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) is an important factor in
most economies. SMEs have a good reputation for their ability to innovate and
for their close customer relationships. Smaller businesses, however, have
some disadvantages that make it difficult for them to compete with the
large players in their industry. This article analyses the advantages and
disadvantages that result from the smaller size of an organization.