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The life cycle phases of a small or medium enterprise

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  • Amedeo ISTOCESCU

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

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The paper presents on the beginning the main general criteria and also the main specific criteria used for an appropriate understanding of small or medium sized organizations’ life cycle. After that, we develop with a lot of important details the eight phases of the small or medium sized organizations’ life cycle.

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  • Amedeo ISTOCESCU, 2008. "The life cycle phases of a small or medium enterprise," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(2), pages 59-80, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:11:y:2008:i:2:p:59-80
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    Keywords

    Small or medium sized organizations’ life cycle; the documentation phase; the starting point; the development of the business; the strengthening phase; the enlargement of the business; the “top” of the business (maturity); the declining of the business; the business withdrawal.;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General

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