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YR222213 YR3 Managing a growing business 6 ECTS
Organised by
Entrepreneurship
Person in charge
Pekka Stenholm
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

After attending this course students are able to analyse and explain how firms grow and what various factor influence firm growth. Similarly, students will develop their skills in recognising the individual- and firm-level as well as societal factors affecting firm's development from a start-up to an established business. Moreover, this course will develop students' knowledge in defining the challenges related to managing firm growth.

Contents

This course develops an understanding of how firm growth is managed and what factors influence it. Students will examine these issues through case studies, talks given by guest speakers and the lectures. The course introduces perspectives that focus on the nature of growth and challenges of entrepreneurial businesses as they move beyond startup. Further, students will also practice their research, team and project management and presentation skills during this course.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

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

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

1. Group work exercise(s) including presentation (40% weight).
2. Written exam based on lectures, additional readings and group work (60% weight).

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year

Study materials

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

2. Additional readings and the cases will be provided by the lecturer during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Compulsory studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Incoming examinations

Mar 16, 2018
May 4, 2018

Open enrolments

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Entrepreneurship
Information Systems Science