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big company/small company hybrid
combines a large corporations reach with a small company's flexibility
organizational life cycle
suggests that companies are born, grow and eventually die
Four stages of organization life cycle
Entreprenurial
Collectivity
Formalization
Elaboration
Entreprenurial
Focus: creativity, entreprenuriship

Crisis: Lack of leadership
Collectivity
Provision of clear direction for the company

Crisis: Need for delegation
Formalization
institution of rules, procedures

Crisis: Too much red tape and bureaucracy
Elaboration
New focus on teamwork

Crisis: Need for revitalization
Characteristics of Bureaucracy (6)
rules and procedures
specialization and division of labor
hierarchy of authority
technically qualified personnel
separate position from position holder
written communication and records
size and structural control large organizations
large corporations permit more decentralization
more support staff
less top management