Martin Rosenqvist , pp. 37. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2004.
Even if the main purpose is to decide if the companies profitability and financial position is a determining factor for its growth, the purpose is to determine if there are any differences between big and small companies in there economical positions then they grow, in the selected industry.
This thesis is mainly a quantitative study. The selected industry for the study is extraction of turf.
The financial measurement that most clearly differ the growing companies from the not growing companies or the companies that didn’t change there amount of employees was the returns of the companies own capital. It was also the returns of the companies own capital there the main difference existed between the big and the small companies. The profit margin and the solvency didn’t differ a lot in the studied companies.