Organization and Personnel

  • Christine K. Volkmann
  • Kim Oliver Tokarski
  • Marc Grünhagen


Specific questions of organization and personnel planning and management are not relevant for all newly founded enterprises. However, for those start-ups aiming at growth, organizational and personnel aspects are of central importance within the context of a target-oriented and systematic growth management. Generally speaking, for all emerging enterprises, initial organizing activities seem to be critical to their survival [Brush et al. (2008)].


Human Resource Management Leadership Style Project Organization Enterprise Culture Team Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine K. Volkmann
    • 1
  • Kim Oliver Tokarski
    • 2
  • Marc Grünhagen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WuppertalGermany
  2. 2.University of Applied SciencesSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of WuppertalGermany

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