Family- owned Avantor Technology experiences growing pains: Walking the tightrope

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dianne H.B. Welsh, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This case describes some of the problems that arose when a company in a rapidly growing industry failed to adapt. It emphasizes the unintended downside of promotion from within. The case focuses on the Human Resources Department and the effect a problem in this area can have, both within the department and throughout the organization. The case addresses organizational culture, issues, that occurred when a closely-held company reached a critical point in its growth.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 5, 91-103
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Adaptation, Human Resources