Human Resource Management Problems over the Life Cycle of Small to Medium-sized Firms

@inproceedings{Rutherford2004HumanRM,
  title={Human Resource Management Problems over the Life Cycle of Small to Medium-sized Firms},
  author={Matthew W. Rutherford and Paul F. Buller and Patrick R. McMullen},
  year={2004}
}
It is widely held that new ventures experience different kinds of problems as they grow and mature. This so-called life cycle or stage model of organizational growth has received considerable empirical support (Dodge & Robbins, 1992; Hanks & Chandler, 1994; Kazanjian, 1988; Kazanjian & Drazin, 1989). Most previous studies of the life-cycle model have identified or examined different types of problems based on the size, age, and/or growth rate of the firm. Examples of these problems include the… CONTINUE READING
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