Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
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Since it was first published in 1986, Growing Pains has become a classic resource for understanding how start-ups can make the transition to become large, professionally-managed organizations that maintain the special spark that launched them. In the fourth edition of Growing Pains, authors Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle have thoroughly revised and updated the book to include new ideas and concepts including information about strategic planning, Sarbanes-Oxley, family businesses, and overcoming growing pains, as well as new examples and cases of companies.
 

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Contents

A Framework for Developing Successful Organizations
1
Management Strategies for Each Stage of Organizational Growth
71
Mastering the Tools of Professional Management
143
Advanced Aspects of Organizational Transitions in a Growing and Changing Company
333
The Personal Aspects of Organizational Transitions in a Growing and Changing Company
399
Notes
454
Index
463
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Eric G. Flamholtz is a professor of management at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles. He is president and cofounder of Management Systems Consulting Corporation.

Yvonne Randle is vice president of Management Systems Consulting Corporation, where she has been a consultant since 1983.

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