Title: Organic growth a taxonomic perspective

Authors: Kabir C. Sen; Vivek S. Natarajan

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, Lamar University, 211 Red Bird Lane, Box #10025, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, Lamar University, 211 Red Bird Lane, Box #10025, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA

Abstract: As the opportunities for mergers and acquisitions are finite, the principal way that a firm can expand is through organic growth. This paper has a comprehensive discussion on the subject of organic growth by taking a taxonomic approach. It first classifies the different routes to growth, followed by a categorisation of the various factors that could inhibit it. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the importance of the interaction of historical antecedents and the ability to exploit existing opportunities.

Keywords: organic growth; innovation; market appropriation; taxonomy; taxonomic perspectives; mergers; company expansion; acquisitions; historical antecedents; existing opportunities; sustained competitive advantage; global markets; business excellence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2012.044577

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2012 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.130 - 139

Available online: 29 Dec 2011 *

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