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The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century$
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Youssef Cassis, Andrea Colli, and Harm Schröter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198749776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.001.0001

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Growth and Profits in Swedish and Finnish Big Business in the Twentieth Century

Growth and Profits in Swedish and Finnish Big Business in the Twentieth Century

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(p.151) 10 Growth and Profits in Swedish and Finnish Big Business in the Twentieth Century
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The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century
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Riitta Hjerppe

Mats Larsson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.003.0010

This chapter compares the performance of big business in Sweden and Finland, analysing how the development of big companies compares with the structures of the economies. Sweden’s top ten companies were about twice the size of their Finnish counterparts. Also, the returns on equity were somewhat higher in Sweden, but holding returns were volatile in both countries. The top ten companies in both Sweden and Finland were heavily involved in merger activities. In spite of this, several of the large companies were present among the largest for several benchmark periods. The lists of the long-lived large companies also underline the structures of the manufacturing industries in Sweden and Finland, with more engineering industry in Sweden and more wood and paper industry in Finland.

Keywords:   Sweden, Finland, big business, structure, return on equity, holding return, long-lived companies

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