Produktivitet och konkurrenskraft i den svenska skogsindustrin
This thesis describes the competitiveness of the Swedish Forest industry between 1963 and 2002, and tries to show the impact that productivity have had on competitiveness. To better understand the topic, both competitiveness and productivity are described from a principal point of view. The primary contributions of the thesis is that it de-scribes the difficulties involved in an analysis of competitiveness on the industry-level in a condensed way and that it introduces a method that has not been used previously to describe the relationship between productivity and competitiveness on the industry-level in Sweden.The main result is that there is a relatively strong positive causal relationship between productivity and competitiveness in the Wood- and wood products industry but not in the Pulp and paper industry. To identify important driving factors of competitiveness in the latter and their respective impact requires further studies.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:competitiveness productivity swedish forest industry vintage theory
Date of Publication:05/02/2007