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Management & Organizational History

The Social Background of Elite Executives: The Swedish Case

Scientific Article in English
Reference
Henrekson, Magnus , Odd Lyssarides and Jan Ottosson (forthcoming). “The Social Background of Elite Executives: The Swedish Case”. Management & Organizational History. doi.org/10.1080/17449359.2021.1950553

Authors
Magnus Henrekson, Odd Lyssarides, Jan Ottosson

Sweden is often described as a country where intergenerational social mobility is high, but research also shows that social mobility decreases the closer one gets to the extreme top of the income distribution. We study the occupational mobility for an extreme elite group in society: the CEOs of Sweden’s 30 largest public firms since 1945.