The Organizational Life Cycle Scale

By: Moyassar Al Taie  

Little attention has been given to verify and validate the Organizational Life Cycle measures. The purpose of this study is critically examine the psychometric properties of the Organizational Life Cycle (OLC) scale by Lester, Parnell, and Carraher using component-based structural equation modelling (PLS/SEM). Data obtained from a sample of 174 Australian CIOs from different sizes firms from different industries. Results show that the five stages OLC scale exhibit acceptable validity and reliability indices despite some minor weaknesses. Results also confirm the validity and the generalizability of this scale to measure and identify the OLC stages in different types of industries.

Organizational Life Cycle, Scale Validation, Psychometric Properties, PLS/SEM
Change Management
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Moyassar Al Taie

Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Moyassar Al-Taie,PhD. Australian from Iraqi decent. Currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sharjah University, College of Business Adminstration, Department of Management. I started my academic career in 1997 and since that I taought variety of business and management cources in six universities in five countries. My research interest includes HRM, OB, Leadership, Organizational Growth and Measurement Validation. I am performing as a section editor for AJIS and reviewer for IJOS. I have published some paper in peer-reviewed journals such as CAIS and AJIS. Currently, I am teaching Human Resources Management for EMBA and undergraduate student, Special Topics in Management, Introduction to business for non business students.  I also have previously served as an HR director at one leading Iraqi R&D center 1989-1997.