Cover image for Corporate lifecycles : how and why corporations grow and die and what to do about it
Title:
Corporate lifecycles : how and why corporations grow and die and what to do about it
Author:
Adizes, Ichak, 1937-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1988]

©1988
Physical Description:
xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
"An Adizes Institute book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780131744004
Format :
Book

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Choice Review

Adizes's Corporate Lifecycles views corporations as being analogous to living organisms that experience predictable behavior as they grow and develop. Like living organisms, they are faced with specific transitional problems as they progress through the various stages of their life cycle. Adizes states that the success or failure of any organization depends on its ability to meet the challenges presented by growth, and make the necessary transitions from one stage of development to the next. The author not only presents his theoretical framework, but also shows how to assess an organization's strengths and weaknesses and determine which developmental stage the organization currently reflects. The great strength of this book is that it is well organized, clearly written, and should prove to be useful to academics and practitioners alike. -E. Garaventa, College of Staten Island, CUNY