The Study about Organizational Life Cycle Models

Authors: Gh. Gh. IONESCU and Adina Letiţia NEGRUŞA

Published in: Vol:8 No.4 / 2007

      Since the beginning 1950 years from was first suggested by Kenneth Boulding the concept of organizational life cycles, discussions of the this concept have taken place within many disciplines, including management, public administration, education, sociology, psychology and marketing.
      Our paper presents a general life-cycle model and several variations of it, discusses certain weakness of life-cycle theory, and we also try to answer two major questions about life-cycles.
      First: Does the life cycle of an organization have predictable stages of development?
      Second: How similar is the organizational cycle to the biological life cycle?
      An other problem in our paper is, how Romanian managers managing the organizational life cycle?