Making Growth Work

How Companies Can Expand and Become More Efficient

  • Burkhard Schwenker
  • Stefan Bötzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-7
  3. The End of the V Curve

  4. The Decentralized, Trust-Based Organization

  5. Achieving the Willingness to Grow

  6. The Macroeconomic Perspective

  7. Epilogue

    1. Pages 137-138

About this book


Growth is the key goal of management. It's not just an indicator of a company's performance, but also the basis for its future success. But growth doesn't just mean getting bigger – it also means getting better. In other words, growth must be profitable, otherwise it destroys the company's value long term. And this is not the only challenge. Growth must also be made continuous. The traditional V-curve paradigm (first downsize, then grow) no longer applies. Today, companies must follow a parallel strategy of growth coupled with reorganization, in the sense of permanently increasing efficiency.

In Making Growth Work it is shown how companies can grow successfully in the long term. The authors present the results of extensive studies carried out by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants on the subject of corporate growth and use them as a basis to develop new concepts for sustainable profitable growth.


Change Corporate Growth Decentralization Enterprise Size Growth and Restructuring Trust-Based Organization change management innovation management organization organizations performance strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Burkhard Schwenker
    • 1
  • Stefan Bötzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Roland Berger Strategy ConsultantsHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46486-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46490-7
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