Growth strategies in medium-sized companies - Beyond the dichotomy of organic versus acquired growth
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Current research commonly investigates two different growth strategies, organic growth and growth by acquisitions. Studies on acquisition-based growth typically draw on cross-sectional quantitative studies of large US-based firms, treating all types of acquisitions as one mode. Our study takes a different approach, and explores different growth strategies of a smaller sample of medium-sized companies drawing on a longitudinal, qualitative design. This research design allows us to identify eight different growth modes. Thereby, we illustrate that dynamic growth processes in medium-sized firms are much more diverse and complex than commonly assumed.
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growth, growth mode, Penrose, renewal, entrepreneurship, organic growth, M&A
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31986DiVA: diva2:1037355
Strategic Management Society 36th Annual Conference, Berlin, September 17-20, 2016