Life Cycle In Organizations: A Stationery Shop Case Study

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Lorena Hernández von Wobeser


Organizational Life Cycle, Organizational survival, Organizational failure, Micro-sized Enterprise


This teaching case reviews the basis of Life Cycle Model in order to understand the transitional stages in organizations. It focuses particularly on Adizes ten stages model. The single case presented here helps us to reflect on life cycle of a micro sized business in Cancún, México. As narrated by her owner; the micro-sized business has passes three stages that she calls: the beginning, the expansion and the foundation stages. This case study is suggested for undergraduate students in managerial or organizational studies programs. 


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