What is required for growth?

Alberto Carneiro (Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences, Arts and Information Technology at the University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal. He can be reached at albert.carneiro@netcabo.pt)

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Publication date: 1 January 2007



This article is concerned with growth processes, growth dimensions and conditions for growth. In it, the author espouses the importance of a strong management mentality capable of providing an appropriate organizational arrangement and supporting competitive growth.


Original and other research.


Organizations that are integrated into industries with intensive technologies are more likely to strongly emphasize innovation efforts, flexibility, and growth orientation than firms in industries with long‐linked technologies.

Practical implications

Management's challenge is to continually try to focalize on organizations' growth, adapting technological capabilities to be in dynamic alignment with the chosen growth dimensions and to take into account business vision and environmental opportunities.


Successful organizations will be differentiated by their ability to visualize the logic growth dimensions and to leverage technological advances to create an appropriate organizational arrangement to support a competitive growth. The future of technological innovation and advanced manufacturing processes depends on continued investment in cutting‐edge research and development, finding new market segments, and a highly qualified workforce.



Carneiro, A. (2007), "What is required for growth?", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 51-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/17515630710686888

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