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European industrial transformation: the effects of digitization
Case Western Reserve University.
Gotland University, School of the Humanities and Social Science.
Uppsala University.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th Swedish network for European studies in economics and business conference, 2011, 1-41 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper reviews the impact of digitization and information technology over several decades in four industries representing a cross-section of the entire economy. It is based on in-depth studies of the raw material production, manufacturing, retailing, and public service sectors in Sweden. The focus is on the content of industrial transformation in the form of new and improved products, improved processes, changed organizational structures, and redefined industry boundaries. Some of these changes are measurable in terms of their economic impact, but most are not. We find that digitization has been a gradual and iterative process involving interrelated technological and organizational changes. This confirms the findings in previous studies that Sweden is the leading country in Europe in adopting IT and may help to explain Sweden’s successful economic performance over the last decade or so.

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2011. 1-41 p.
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Business Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1217DiVA: diva2:462926
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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