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Standing in the shadow of the corporation: women’s contribution to Swedish family business in the early twentieth century
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4183-2319
2015 (English)In: Business History, ISSN 0007-6791, E-ISSN 1743-7938, Vol. 58, no 4, 532-546 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the role of wives in the Swedish business elite in the early 1900s, through letters and diaries. The Swedish case is particularly interesting, since the country has a long tradition of successful corporate families. The corporate wife was expected to perform duties linked to the family business. To get more directly involved in the firm, the husband had to give his permission. By offering support the wife could gain tacit knowledge of her husband’s work. Her emotional efforts influenced the achievements of the family business, sometimes even its survival.

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2015. Vol. 58, no 4, 532-546 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, Women, Family business, Gender, Business elite, Wives
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History
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123725DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2015.1105219ISI: 000371599800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123725DiVA: diva2:876347
Available from: 2015-12-03 Created: 2015-12-03 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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