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Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization: New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions

Peer Hull Kristensen and Kari Lilja


This book is an original study of why and how Nordic countries by the turn of the century rated at the top on many socio-economic performance indexes. Why did they adapt to globalization and the knowledge economy in a comparative successful way? The introductory chapter argues that the Nordic countries have been able to create new forms of economic organization because welfare institutions made it possible to work in novel ways. The chapters on Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden reveal the dynamics and transformations of their national business systems, and the emerging new patterns of inter ... More

Keywords: Nordic capitalisms, national business systems, globalization, enabling welfare state, risk-sharing mechanisms, renewal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594535
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peer Hull Kristensen, editor
Professor, Copenhagen Business School
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Kari Lilja, editor
Professor, Aalto University School of Economics