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The State as Enterprise: Applying theories of organizational growth to the process of state formation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2011 (English)In: Organizing History: Studies in Honour of Jan Glete / [ed] Anna Maria Forssberg, Mats Hallenberg, Orsi Husz, Jonas Nordin, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011, 45-68 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This article discuss the pros and cons of using economic theory to study political organization, as well as the implications of drawing analogies between states in history and modern business firms. Using the Swedish state and Edith Penrose's Theory of the firm as points of departure, this essay analyzes the transition from dynastic state to welfare state.

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Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011. 45-68 p.
Keyword [en]
history, organizational theory, states, legitimacy, modernity
Keyword [sv]
historia, organisationsteori, stat, legitimitet, modernitet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70140ISBN: 978-91-85509-64-5OAI: diva2:479442
Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-17 Last updated: 2012-02-01Bibliographically approved

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