Databases

Foreign Operations of Swedish Manufacturing Firms

The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN, former IUI) has extensive experience with research on Swedish multinational firms. The first survey was conducted in the early 1970’s and eight surveys have been conducted to date. The following years are covered: 1965, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2003.

The aim of the surveys of Swedish manufacturing firms with foreign producing affiliates has been to study the universe of firms meeting the applied criteria. These criteria are the following: the firm’s main activity should be within the manufacturing sector, the total number of employees should be at least 50, the firm should have at least one producing affiliate abroad and the domicile be located in Sweden.

 

Read more about the surveys...

  • 2003 in Working Paper 650 
  • 1998 in Working Paper 540
  • 1994 in Working Paper 462
  • 1990 in the book, Andersson, Thomas, Torbjörn Fredriksson and Roger Svensson (1996), Multinational Restructuring, Internationalization and Small Economies: The Swedish Case. London och New York: Routledge. Pp. 192. Please contact marie.tilert@ifn.se for a pdf copy.
  • 1986 in the Swedish book, Swedenborg, Birgitta, Göran Johansson-Grahn och Mats Kinnwall (1988), Den svenska industrins utlandsinvesteringar 1960–1986. Stockholm: IUI. 208 s. Please contact marie.tilert@ifn.se for a pdf copy.
  • 1978 in the Swedish book, Swedenborg, Birgitta (1982), SOU 1982:27, Svensk industri i utlandet. Stockholm: Liber Förlag/Allmänna förlaget. Please contact marie.tilert@ifn.se for a pdf copy.
  • 1974 in the book, Swedenborg, Birgitta (1979), The Multinational Operations of Swedish Firms. An Analysis of Determinants and Effects. Stockholm: IUI och Almqvist & Wiksell. Pp. 287. Please contact marie.tilert@ifn.se for a pdf copy. 
  • 1965 and 1970 in the Swedish book, Swedenborg, Birgitta (1973), Den svenska industrins investeringar i utlandet. Stockholm: IUI. 164 s. Please contact marie.tilert@ifn.se for a pdf copy.

Selected publications

  • Davies, Ronald B., Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Ayça Tekin-Koru (2009), “The Effect of Tax Treaties on Multinational Firms: New Evidence from Microdata”. World Economy, Vol. 32, No. 1, 77–110
  • Nilsson Hakkala, Katariina, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Helena Svaleryd (2008), “Asymmetric Effects of Corruption on FDI: Evidence from Swedish Multinational Firms”. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 90, No. 4, 627–642.
  • Braconier, Henrik, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Dieter Urban (2005), “Multinational Enterprises and Wage Costs: Vertical FDI Revisited”. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 67, No. 2, 446-470.
  • Braconier, Henrik, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Dieter Urban (2005), “Reconciling the Evidence of the Knowledge-Capital Model”. Review of International Economics, Vol. 13, No 4, 770-786.
  • Norbäck, Pehr-Johan (2001), “Multinational Firms, Technology and Location”. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 54, No. 2, 449–469.
  • Braconier, Henrik and Karolina Ekholm (2000), “Swedish Multinationals and Competition from High- and Low-Wage Locations”. Review of International Economics, Vol. 8, No. 3, 448–461.
  • Braunerhjelm, Pontus and Karolina Ekholm, editors. (1998), The Geography of Multinational Firms. Boston, Dordrecht och London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Svensson, Roger (1996), “Effects of Overseas Production on Home Country Exports: Evidence Based on Swedish Multinationals”. Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 132, No. 2, 304–329. 

Please contact pehr-johan.norback@ifn.se for more information about the data.

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