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Manufacturing Productivity in Sweden: an International Perspective Since 1960


  • Daniel Lind


Since 1990, the Swedish manufacturing sector has enjoyed the fastest labour productivity growth among the 12 OECD countries for which US Bureau of Labor Statistics data are published. The author provides an analysis of the factors behind this exemplary performance, finding that most of it was due to the radio, television and communication equipment industry, and in particular to one company in the sector, Ericsson.

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  • Daniel Lind, 2005. "Manufacturing Productivity in Sweden: an International Perspective Since 1960," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 11, pages 47-56, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:11:y:2005:6

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    1. Francesco Daveri & Olmo Silva, 2004. "Not only Nokia: what Finland tells us about new economy growth," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 19(38), pages 117-163, April.
    2. Bart van Ark, 2001. "The Renewal of the Old Economy: An International Comparative Perspective," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2001/5, OECD Publishing.
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    Productivity; Sweden; Ericsson; Manufacturing; Television and Communication Equipment; Labour Productivity; Labor Productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General


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