From Resource to Market: Postwar Spatial Changes in a Swedish Forest Company
1994 (English)In: The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, ISSN 0008-3658, E-ISSN 1541-0064, Vol. 38, no 4, 343-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Despite the wealth of empirical and theoretical literature on transnational corporations, little has been written about the spatial consequences of changes in the ownership of forest-based industries. These types of tnc embrace a broad range of activities, formerly based solely upon forest raw material, comprising sawmilling and pulp and paper manufacturing. In Sweden, these industries were mostly located near raw material supplies and concentrated on export production for the European market. During recent decades forest companies such as sca (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) have invested in or acquired production and sales units in most of the traditional market countries. This has involved a substantial increase in the numbers of foreign employees, new commodities and raw materials, and a shift in the centre of gravity of production and employment. The aim of this article is to investigate and model the locational changes in sca's ownership (of production, sales, and administrative units) and in its organizational structure within and outside Sweden, from the 1950s to the present.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 1994. Vol. 38, no 4, 343-362 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54473DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.1994.tb01918.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54473DiVA: diva2:523944