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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
YR222213 YR3 Managing a growing business 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pekka Stenholm
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 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.


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
  • 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).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year

Study materials

Academic year 2016 - 2017:
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.

Academic year 2017 - 2018:
Readings and the cases will be provided by the lecturer during the course

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Aineopinnot (Entrepreneurship)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
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