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Article #1525 - Strategic Organizational Development and Growing Pains: Empirical Evidence from Europe

IRE Vol 14: Issue 1, 2016 , Pages 51-68

Author(s): Eric G. Flamholtz, (Anderson School of Management, UCLA, and President of Management Systems Consulting Corporation, Los Angeles, USA), and Dariusz Brzezinski (Managing Partner of APAX Consulting Group Sp. z o.o., Warszawa, Poland)

Previous work by Flamholtz et. al. empirically assesses the validity of a model of organizational success and failure. However with the exception of one study in China, previous research was only conducted on individual organizations in the USA. In this paper regression analysis on data from a sample of 683 European companies head-quartered in Poland indicates a statistically significant inverse relationship between the development of six critical organizational development factors and overall growing pains. The results provide additional evidence that organizational development affects growing pains, which are known, in turn, to negatively affect financial results. The results also provide initial evidence of the generalizability of the model.

Keywords: strategic organizational development, stages of growth developmental gap, growing pains, pyramid of organizational development

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