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I företagshistoriens marginaler: Familj, fostran och fortlevnad i sekelskiftets dynastier
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History and International Relations.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6602-3964
2019 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)Alternative title
In the margins of business history : Family, upbringing, and continuity in two Swedish dynasties (English)
Abstract [en]

The dissertation addresses the question of power structures in corporate families. Two leading Swedish corporate dynasties during the pre-first world war era are examined from an intersectional perspective: the Ekman and the Wallenberg families. The Wallenberg family is still situated in the absolute top of Swedish business community, while the Ekman family has lost its position as a leading dynasty.Traditionally, research about family firms has been shaped by the understanding of a public/private dichotomy. The focus has often been on formal processes and arenas for corporate management in the “public sphere”. Another focus area in studies about family businesses is the matter of succession of leadership. This dissertation draws on critical research that has put the public/private dichotomy into question regarding the everyday operation of family businesses. In line with this research, the present study argues for a more inclusive understanding of this type of corporation, where the “private sphere” may also be considered an arena for management in the family firm. An important aspect in building and developing a dynasty is biological reproduction and the upbringing of future successors in order to secure continuity. Furthermore, this study seeks to deepen such an understanding by examining the significance of social reproduction for management and continuity in these families.Three of the articles investigate the interplay between family and business by highlighting the importance of social reproduction in order to establish successful management and continuity. Here, the role of the children and the spouse of the corporate owners proves to be of great significance. The fourth article problematizes the role of archives in knowledge production regarding family firms and argues for a greater awareness about what narratives are enabled by these archives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för ekonomisk historia och internationella relationer, Stockholms universitet , 2019. , p. 53
Series
Stockholm studies in economic history, ISSN 0346-8305 ; 68
Keywords [en]
dynasty, family firm, social reproduction, public/private, Wallenberg, Ekman
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167148ISBN: 978-91-7797-622-6 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7797-623-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-167148DiVA, id: diva2:1297506
Public defence
2019-05-03, Hörsal 12, hus F, Universitetsvägen 10 F, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Supervisors
Note

At the time of the doctoral defense, the following papers were unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 3: Accepted. Paper 4: Manuscript.

Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-03-20 Last updated: 2019-04-03Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. I familjeföretagets utkant: Om dotterns fostran i företagarhemmet 1900-1915
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I familjeföretagets utkant: Om dotterns fostran i företagarhemmet 1900-1915
2016 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift för Finland, ISSN 0046-7596, E-ISSN 2343-2888, no 3, p. 265-299Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167056 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-03-14 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved
2. Den opassliga hustrun: Handlingsutrymme i narrativ och praktik i företagarfamiljen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den opassliga hustrun: Handlingsutrymme i narrativ och praktik i företagarfamiljen
2018 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 39, no 2-3, p. 27-46Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the possibilities for a corporate wife tocreate a room of her own, beyond the duties that follow such aposition. Previous research has often focused on the public/privatedivide regarding family businesses. With the example of HeddaEkman, the wife of corporate owner Johan Ekman, it is here arguedthat the female body is crucial to the families of corporate dynastiesduring the late 1880s to early 1900s, an era characterized byindustrial capitalism. The order of succession is essential to thepersistence of the family business, which brings the question ofreproduction to the fore. Through the narrative of one particularcorporate wife, Hedda Ekman, and with Foucault’s notion of subjectpositions, the article discusses class, gender and sexuality. With thefemale body as the point of departure the demarcation betweenbusiness and family is thus put into question.

Abstract [sv]

I denna artikel undersöks gränslandet mellan familj och företagmed avseende på företagarhustruns handlingsutrymme utifrånHedda Ekmans efterlämnade skrifter. Med fokus på hur detta villkorasutifrån olika maktordningar, tittar artikeln på hur den kvinnligakroppen blir central i företagsfamiljen men också öppnarmöjligheter för skapandet av ett eget rum.

Keywords
Family business, corporate wife, 19th century, reproduction, Foucault, Familjeföretag, företagarhustru, 1800-tal, reproduktion, Foucault
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167057 (URN)
Note

Engelsk titel:

The indisposed wife : The margin of maneuver in the corporate family

Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-03-14 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
3. "Bli den du är": att fostra en ledare i finansfamiljen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Bli den du är": att fostra en ledare i finansfamiljen
2019 (Swedish)In: Personhistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0031-5699Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167131 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2019-09-19
4. Arkiven och hierarkin: ett (företags)historiskt dilemma
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arkiven och hierarkin: ett (företags)historiskt dilemma
(Swedish)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-167132 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved

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