Creating Nordic Capitalism

The business history of a competitive periphery

by Susanna Fellman, Martin Jes Iverson, Hans Sjögren & Lars Thue


The world has a lot to learn from the recent success of “Nordic Capitalism” and this book has a lot to teach. With leading companies such as Nokia, ABB and Carlsberg at the centre, the authors offer an authoritative and nuanced account, with rich material for students, policy makers and teachers alike -Richard Whittington, Professor of Strategic Management,
Oxford Saïd Business School, UK
This book finally answers one of the great puzzles in global business history – how could a group of small peripheral countries in northern Europe grow some of the world’s most competitive firms, and create some of the world’s most affluent societies? - Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History,
Harvard Business School, USA.
This welcome volume stresses the micro-economic perspective: including case stories of important firms, remembering the comparative aspect, and not least using a theoretical framework which is very useful for understanding the dramatic changes in economic development. -Per Boje, Professor of Business History,
University of Southern Denmark
Business leaders have to make decisions on a long-term basis, although international business conditions are changing every day. This book provides you with necessary analytical tools to understand the complexity of such a decision-making process. -Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEB, Altlas Copco and SAS, Board member of ABB and the Coca-Cola Company