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Almost Perfekt – How Sweden Works and What We Can Learn From It

Almost Perfekt – How Sweden Works and What We Can Learn From It

Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world’s most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. How does Sweden manage unemployment? What makes it so good for business? And how is it dealing with immigration? With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the reality of how Sweden works and what we can learn from it. The book is based on Bumblebee Nation.

Bonnier Publishing, 2019
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-78870-156-3

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Bumblebee Nation – The hidden story of the new Swedish Model

Bumblebee Nation – The hidden story of the new Swedish Model

Sweden’s economy has several distinctive features which, in resemblance to the bumblebee, should prevent it from flying. And yet, it actually flies better than most countries, all things considered. In this book economist journalist David Crouch has studied how Sweden’s economy works and how the new Swedish model has evolved. The welfare system, the role of the unions, paternity leave, the role of women in the labor market and immigration are some of the topics covered. The book is based on interviews with a large number of business leaders and decision makers, who all have played an active role in the Swedish bumlebee’s successful flight.

“David Crouch provides a great guide to the much-cited but little examined Swedish model – especially how it has evolved over time and the challenges it now faces.”

Richard Milne, Financial Times Nordic and Baltic Correspondent

Karl-Adam Bonniers Stiftelse, 2018
Language: English
ISBN: 978-91-983763-2-6

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Born globals – facts and wishful thinking

Getting the facts right on born globals

Born globals are companies that from the outset aim to establish themselves on the global market. In recent years they have been identified as important for Sweden’s future growth and job creation. This report analyses Swedish born globals in manufacturing, commerce and services over the past two decades, and how their development differ from other companies. One conclusion is that the expectations on these companies in terms of creating new jobs are too high. The report is written by Professor Magnus Henrekson, Dr. Shon Ferguson and Ph.Lic. Louise Johannesson at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).

Karl-Adam Bonniers Stiftelse, 2019
Language: English
ISSN: 1573-0913

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Miljardvallen

Miljardvallen – Tio svenska företag om hur man skapar framgång genom export

With the book Miljardvallen, Forum for Global Business wants to contribute to the internationalization of small and medium-sized companies. The book describes how ten Swedish companies grew and became successful through export. The companies represent different industries and together they represent a reflection of a dynamic Swedish business community. Constantly undergoing change. Through hard work, these companies have succeeded and they all have an exciting story worth reading. The ambition of the book is to inspire more companies to an international expansion on the global market.

Forum for Global Business, 2016
Language: Swedish
ISBN: 978-91-983763-0-2
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Manifest

Manifest – Utveckla förutsättningarna för företag att lyckas på världsmarknaden

The book Miljardvallen presents seven proposals to strengthen companies in Sweden on the world market. This manifestation provides a background to these proposals based on existing reports and surveys.

Forum for Global Business, 2016
Language: Swedish

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