Understanding Corporate Life-Cycles

Journal of Education and Vocational Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 15-27, December 2017

13 Pages Posted: 3 May 2018

See all articles by Ousanee Sawagvudcharee

Ousanee Sawagvudcharee

Graduate School, Shinawatra University

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade

Paul Iles

Glasgow Caledonian University

Chanchai Bunchapattanasakda

Shinawatra University

Buncha Limpabandhu

Shinawatra University - School of Management (SOM)

Date Written: December 1, 2017

Abstract

This paper considers the nature of the dominant corporate paradigm, its change, failures or successes, and it’s relationship with the homeostatic organization. There is a popular way of understanding the dynamics of organizational change and that is through the pre-configured sequence of stages in a corporate life-cycle. Through there are a number of competing models for this kind of analysis. In all of them, the sequence of stages is defined by that which configures the life-cycle deterministically. However, there is little discussion given for how these models of organizations shift between stages, and none appear to dominate in the literature. A major criticism of these models is that they do not represent complex organizational processes of change. Therefore, this paper represents an alternative model, called “the paradigm life-cycle”, which is connected to the homeostatic processes that maintain an organization, and which is, in principle, capable of generating corporate life-cycles under conditions of complexity.

Keywords: corporate paradigms, paradigm change, paradigm life-cycle, corporate life-cycle

Suggested Citation

Sawagvudcharee, Ousanee and Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard and Iles, Paul and Bunchapattanasakda, Chanchai and Limpabandhu, Buncha, Understanding Corporate Life-Cycles (December 1, 2017). Journal of Education and Vocational Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 15-27, December 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3154367

Ousanee Sawagvudcharee (Contact Author)

Graduate School, Shinawatra University ( email )

Shinawatra University
BBD Building
Bangkok, Bangkok
Thailand

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade ( email )

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Wien, 1020
Austria
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Paul Iles

Glasgow Caledonian University ( email )

City Campus
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Glasgow G4 0BA, Scotland
United Kingdom

Chanchai Bunchapattanasakda

Shinawatra University ( email )

10th Floor Shinawatra Tower III
Ladyao, Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900
Thailand

Buncha Limpabandhu

Shinawatra University - School of Management (SOM) ( email )

Bangkok 10900
Thailand

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