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Beyond industrial policy: state intervention in the Swedish electricity supply industry, 1936–1946
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic history.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5434-7304
2015 (English)In: Business History, ISSN 0007-6791, E-ISSN 1743-7938, Vol. 57, no 6, 903-918 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As in other Western European countries, the emergence of a national network for electricity transmission in Sweden was accompanied by a greater degree of State intervention in the electricity supply sector. The aim of this article is to elucidate the institutional background to the decision in 1946 by the Social Democratic government to transfer control of the national grid to the Swedish National Power Board. It is demonstrated that this decision not only was linked to a general industrial policy to promote energy supply. It was also linked to the agricultural and cohesion policies which emerged during the 1940s.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. Vol. 57, no 6, 903-918 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, State utilities, electricity supply industry, national grid, historical institutionalism
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Social Sciences Economic History
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103013DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2014.986107OAI: diva2:812017
Näringslivets organisationer och den ekonomiska politiken 1921-1933. Integration, konfrontation eller samarbete

Artikeln är en del av forskningsprojektet "Näringslivets organisationer och den ekonomiska politiken 1921-1933. Integration, konfrontation eller samarbete" som finansieras av Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse genom anslag E41/11.

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