An Economic History of Modern Sweden

By Lennart Schön

© 2011 – Routledge

376 pages | 43 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415671309
pub: 2012-03-27
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About the Book

The book is based on a rich and detailed quantitative material from research over the past decades with consecutive time series over production volumes, employment, productivity, investments etc. for sectors and branches covering the whole economy, even including estimates of non-marketed domestic work. It is also based on a broad literature from Swedish historiography with details on the individual level of firms, innovators and entrepreneurs. Focus is upon the interplay between technological, economic and social change where a number of broad themes are treated with a general interest to historians or economists, e.g. the role of social change and domestic markets versus international specialisation and exports as dynamic factors in Swedish economic growth.

Table of Contents

1. Growth and transformation in two centuries 2. Agrarian Transformation and Early Industrialisation, 1790-1850 3. Railway Construction and Expanded Industrialisation, 1850-1890 4. The Breakthrough of the Industrial Society in 1890-1930 5. The Peak of Industrial Society, 1930-1975 6. The Third Industrial Revolution and the Breakthrough of the Service Economy, 1975-2005. Epilogue – Perspectives from the Third Industrial Revolution

About the Author

Lennart Schön is Professor of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General