uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Growing Up: A study of a firm’s transition from entrepreneurial to well-established
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Finding ways of creating job opportunities is a commonly discussed topic among policy makers, especially in the context of the struggling world economy. Studies have shown that small firms, in particular young high-growth firms greatly contribute to job creation (Barba 2014; Birch, 1987; Lawless, 2014). However, research show that there is a gap between the view scholars in the field of entrepreneurship has of measures of firm growth and how practitioners perceive the same (Achtenhagen et al., 2010). Connecting scholars understanding and view of growth to that of practitioners will be important to drive growth. Studies on firm growth do exist, however empirical studies on the changes during growth remain sparse. The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate the internal activities and processes that occur in a firm during growth. By investigating a firm on a micro-level, this study will contribute to the understanding of which activities take place in a firm when it goes from being small and entrepreneurial to become a well-established player. This thesis main contribution to research is the adding of empirical depth and understanding of the processes and activities taking place when a firm grows.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Firm Growth, Phases of Growth, Growth Measures, Greiner's model, Penrose
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260758DiVA: diva2:848360
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2015-08-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1116 kB)107 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1116 kBChecksum SHA-512
fabd52174577b0d28108916410052924a4de0b200f853f6b043d17ca295fcfc3de5c04de41f08a2b942839a5dfef3ec782ff1794690e1e6212ac67dee371f8a2
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Business Studies
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 107 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 594 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf