Organizational Identity and Firm Growth

Properties of Growth, Contextual Identities and Micro-Level Processes

Editors: Dorrenbacher, Christoph, Tomenendal, Matthias, Stanske, Sarah (Eds.)

  • Includes practical examples from small and medium-sized companies
  • Presents new research into successful growth strategies
  • Focuses on the largely unexplored interplay between organizational identities and firm growth
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This edited volume focuses on the interplay between organizational identities and firm growth, an area which remains largely unexplored. Firm growth in its various forms is omnipresent in the contemporary business environment, but does not always lead to positive results. At the same time, some organizations are growing faster than their peers, leading to questions of organizational growth antecedents. In addition to the dominant economic reasons in strategic literature, the volume seeks to integrate psychological aspects to the discourse, thereby considering the micro, meso and macro level. By providing both insights into international academic thinking and into practical examples of small and medium-sized companies in Berlin, the authors identify new findings concerning successful growth strategies.

About the authors

Christoph Dörrenbächer is Professor of Organizational Design and Behavior in International Business and Director of the Berlin Institute for International Business Studies (BIIBS) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany.

Matthias Tomenendal is Professor of Management and Consulting, and Director of the IMB Institute of Management Berlin at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany.

Sarah Stanske is a Doctoral Candidate at the European University Viadrina, Germany, and the German Graduate School of Management and Law.

Reviews

“We know that organizational identity is what makes an organization special and unique. We also know that organizations follow various patterns of growth. But how do these two observations connect? This book gives answers to this complex question and also insights into the dynamic growth of companies in Berlin.” (Christian Scholz, Saarland University)

“What happens when two of the most important concepts in management – organizational identity and firm growth – are paired? Dörrenbächer, Tomenendal, and Stanske, along with their coauthors, provide a very enlightening and provocative exploration of this question, raising as many cool insights for organizational scholars as they do practical takeaways for organizational managers.” (Blake Ashforth, Arizona State University)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Organizational Identity and Firm Growth: An Introduction

    Dörrenbächer, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Organizational Identity and Its Applications: A Direction for Further Research

    Stanske, Sarah

    Pages 13-62

  • Organizational Identity in Management Consulting Firms: Professional Partnerships and Managed Professional Businesses Compared

    Stanske, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 63-105

  • Tracing Gazelles: An Exploration into Identities of Rapidly Growing Companies

    Tomenendal, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 107-136

  • The Role of Shared Identity Projects in Fostering Regional Innovation and Growth

    Tomenendal, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 137-162

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57724-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57723-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organizational Identity and Firm Growth
Book Subtitle
Properties of Growth, Contextual Identities and Micro-Level Processes
Editors
  • Christoph Dorrenbacher
  • Matthias Tomenendal
  • Sarah Stanske
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57724-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57724-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57723-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 223
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics