Chapter 1 Organizational Identity and Firm Growth: An Introduction (Christoph Dörrenbächer, Matthias Tomenendal, Sarah Stanske) -- Chapter 2 Organizational Identity and its Applications: A Direction for further Research (Sarah Stanske) -- Chapter 3 Organizational Identity in Management Consulting Firms Professional Partnerships and Managed Professional Businesses Compared (Sarah Stanske, Matthias Tomenendal, Christoph Dörrenbächer) -- Chapter 4 Tracing Gazelles – an Exploration into Identities of Rapidly Growing Companies (Matthias Tomenendal and Christian Raffer) -- Chapter 5 The Role of Shared Identity Projects in Fostering Regional Innovation and Growth (Matthias Tomenendal and Christian Raffer) -- Chapter 6 Organizational Identity and International Firm Growth: Some Theoretical Considerations (Christoph Dörrenbächer and Christin Lappe) -- Chapter 7 Organizational Identity, Global Mindset and the Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Christin Lappe and Christoph Dörrenbächer) -- Chapter 8 Concluding Remarks: Organizational Identity in a Transforming World (Fiona Moore).
This edited volume focuses on the interplay between organizational identities and firm growth, an area which remains largely unexplored. Firm growth in its various forms is omnipresent in the contemporary business environment, but does not always lead to positive results. At the same time, some organizations are growing faster than their peers, leading to questions of organizational growth antecedents. In addition to the dominant economic reasons in strategic literature, the volume seeks to integrate psychological aspects to the discourse, thereby considering the micro, meso and macro level. By providing both insights into international academic thinking and into practical examples of small and medium-sized companies in Berlin, the authors identify new findings concerning successful growth strategies..