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Managing Corporate Lifecycles: How to Get to and Stay at the Top

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For three decades, Ichak Adizes, Ph.D., has studied the patterns of organizational growth and change in businesses worldwide, from Bank of America to Domino's Pizza to small start-ups. In his breakthrough book Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Adizes traced the typical corporate path from inception to decline. Now, in this long-awaited follow-up, he guides companies on th ...more
Paperback, 460 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Prentice Hall Press
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Alexander Mykal
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Редкой книге по бизнесу поставишь пять звезд. Это одна из таких. Обязательна к прочтению всем предпринимателям и руководителям. Если вы управляете бизнесом, владеете бизнесом или только думаете о создании компании - читайте. Я уверен, что эта книга будет полезна каждому.
Lesia Melnyk
Коли народжується організація?

Які життєві цикли вона проходить?

Які типи управління притаманні кожному з них та які управлінські функції повинні бути розвинені в організації, аби вона досягла розквіту?

Як утриматись організації на стадії розквіту та як їй не померти?

Цю книгу повинен прочитати кожен управлінець та менеджер кожного рівня!

На своєму професійному шляху я встигла побачити зсередини роботу двох приватних компаній і, читаючи «Управління життєвим циклом корпорацій», впізнавала «симптоми» т
Sergey Morovshik
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Интересная концепция, рабочая. Книга была полезна особенно часть о жизненных циклах компании! Местами автор писал как-то не удобоваримо для меня. Информация нужная!
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Provides both descriptive and prescriptive views of organizational change. Adizes enables a dynamic view of organization and the means to influence path taken.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a fully formed framework within which to view a business from birth to death - and all the fun in-between those two things - this if a great resource.

Pavlo Huk
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Не лише хороша методологія, а й ціла філософія. Міцно засідає в голові.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting analogy for companies life cycle understanding
Anne Gerth
Only three stars for this Adizes tome on corporate life cycles. I enjoyed his theory and systematic approach to the different stages of a company's life through courtship and infancy to what he calls the final decline- Salem City and finally death. Even part two where he describes the four factors or management roles in organizations (paei) and how those four factors intersect and work together was interesting. What became tedious was how he threw these Ps and Es and Is and As at me in every sen ...more
Anton Falkone
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Now I see the world differently as my brain tries to identify various lifecycles in every lifeform/project dev/company. The book is filled with curious observations and great tips and insights. The only downturn might be is that the book is quite dull.

However, the shortened version is a must-read!
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book that explains and illustrates precisely how every organization behaves through its life cycle... From its entrepreneurial stage until its death. A great tool useful to recognize and act on undesired situations
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on organizational behavior and design for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Олег Репников
Прочитал процентов 40 и бросил, вроде все правильно, но не идет дальше. Как научная литература не тянет, а как беллетристика показалась слишком заумной.
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Ichak Adizes is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading management experts. Over the course of more than 40 years, he has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to accomplish exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 T ...more
“The most obvious examples of pathological problems are: uncontrollable negative cash flow, continuous emigration of key human resources away from the organization, unresolved quality problems, rapidly declining market share, and tremendous drops in the company’s capacity to raise financial resources. Organizations with those problems can’t afford therapy because therapy takes time, and time is a resource those organizations do not have. Instead of an organizational therapist, the board should hire an organizational turnaround specialist who can temporarily take on the chief executive officer’s role, and perform whatever “surgery” is necessary.” 1 likes
“Whenever an organization makes the transition from one lifecycle stage to the next, difficulties arise. In order to learn new patterns of behavior, organizations must abandon their old patterns. When an organization expends energy to make effective transitions from old to new patterns of behavior, I consider its problems normal. If, however, an organization expends energy inward in futile attempts to remove blockages to change, it is experiencing abnormal problems which usually require external therapeutic intervention. If the abnormality is prolonged and threatens the organization’s existence, its problems are pathological, requiring a different intervention—surgical, not therapeutic, in nature.” 0 likes
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