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Omorganisering av apoteksmarknaden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

This paper outlines the reformation of the Swedish market for pharmaceuticals. Between 1971 and 2009 one company, Apoteket AB, was granted a monopoly for selling prescription and non-prescription drugs. In 2009, approximately two thirds of this company was put for sale and privately owned and managed firms were allowed to act within a new set of regulations for this market. The report has a strong empirical emphasis. The aim of this paper is to map the events preceding the decision to reform the Swedish market for pharmaceuticals and investigate to what extent the developing of this market can be described as spontaneously emerging vis-à-vis deliberately decided and organized by various sometimes disagreeing parties. The study indicates that the Swedish market for pharmaceuticals is formed by a great deal of deliberate organization. This is evident in the work of at least two organizations: Apoteket Omstrukturering AB and Apotekens Service AB.

The theoretical framework guiding the form and content of this report is mainly the theory of social constructionism, as presented by Berger and Luckmann (1966). The historical background is primarily framed by Malmstig (2001, 2002, 2004) and Rubensdotter Carlsson (2008).

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Stockholm: Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE), Stockholms universitet , 2010. , 38 p.
SCORE rapportserie, ISSN 1404-5052 ; 6
Keyword [sv]
Apotek, apoteksmarknaden, Erik Wikberg, Score, marknader
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40498ISBN: 978-91-89658-68-4OAI: diva2:324221
Available from: 2011-01-25 Created: 2010-06-14 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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