Strategies, Networks and Market Failure in the Gränges Company, 1950–1977

The project deals with issues concerning corporate governance in, and the internationalization of, the Gränges Company from c1950 to 1977. We study the transformation of Gränges from a traditional iron ore producer to a multidivisional steel and engineering company. The long-term strategies of the management and decision-making under changing circumstances on the international markets are focused upon. One part of the project deals with the internationalization st ///OBS!! fattas text!!!///

Participants at Uppsala University:

Tom Petersson
Göran Bergström

Selection of publications:


Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Stiftelse

Contact persons:

Docent Tom Petersson, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Box 513, S-751 20 Uppsala, Tel: +46 18-471 73 15


Seminars will take place in Ekonomikum, room K425, 1315-1500

29 August

Margrit Müller, Universität Zürich. "The impact of multinationalization on the firms, their home economy and the host countries. The case of Switzerland during the 20th century"

12 September

Amanda Scardamaglia, Swinburne Law School, Melbourne. Presentation of research project on  "Colonial trademarks".