Challenges to growth mt | BUS435 | Strayer University

Challenges to Growth


All organizations pass through various stages of organizational development. There are significant differences between an entrepreneurship and a professionally managed organization, and there are important steps to make the transition between these major growth stages. Chapter 3 (p. 65) presents a case study of a company, 99 Cents Only Stores, from its inception as a new venture through its transition to become an entrepreneurially oriented, professionally managed organization.


Using the “99 Cents Only Stores” case study,

write a 2 page paper (not including title page), in which you discuss the company transition from Stages I through IV. To do so:

  • Analyze how the needs of the company prompted the transition at each stage.
  • Evaluate how management facilitated the transition between stages.
  • Evaluate how one success and one area of improvement impact each stage of transition.
  • Justify which stage of organizational growth was most challenging with relevant examples.

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