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YR222213 YR3 Managing a growing business 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pekka Stenholm

Learning outcomes

After attending this course students are able to analyse and explain why firms grow and what it means for society as a whole. Similarly, students will develop their skills in recognising the individual- and firm-level as well as societal factors affecting firm growth. Moreover, this course will develop students’ knowledge in explaining the role different kinds of resources in growing a firm as well as the challenges related to managing firm growth.


This course develops an understanding of why and how firms grow, how firm growth is managed and what factors influence it. Students will examine the role of firm growth in the economy and discuss the key issues in firm growth. Thus, students learn to explain how firm growth is managed. Through case studies, guest speakers and lectures the course introduces different theoretical perspectives to analysing firm growth and reviews empirical evidence on the various factors that influence firm growth. Further, students will also practice their research, project management and presentation skills during this course.

Teaching methods

14 h of lectures and group work exercise(s).

Modes of study

1. Group work assignment including presentation (40% weight).
2. Written exam based on lectures, additional readings and group work presentations (60%). It is necessary to pass the exam in order to pass the whole course.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year III

Study materials

STOREY, DAVID J; GREENE, FRANCIS J, Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 1st Edition. Pearson 2010. ISBN-978-0-273-69347-5, Chapters 11-15

Additional readings will be provided by the lecturers at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
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Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science