8 Feb: Book release for “Creative Sthlm”

Stockholm is ranked high in Europe when it comes to creative industries. The new book Kreativa Sthlm (or “Creative Stockholm”), which is released on 8 February, shows how multi-faceted the city’s creative business sector is – and what a long history it has.

Nima Sanandaji shows in Kreativa Sthlm (Business History Publishing, 2018) how people in advertising, design, music, digital gaming and similar areas together contribute to the city’s growth.Today, over 200,000 people in Greater Stockholm work in companies that belong to the creativity sector – and creative businesses have a long history in the city.

Kreativa Sthlm has been developed on initiative by Föreningen Stockholms Företagsminnen (a sister organization to the Centre for Business History) and is published on our Business History Publishing-division. 

The book will be launched at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on 8 Feb at 12 noon – 1pm. A light lunch will be served from 11.30 at this free event. 


Maria Rankka, CEO Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Alexander Husebye, CEO Centre for Business History in Stockholm
Nima Sanandaji, writer and technical doctor

Expert Panel:

Ingmarie Halling, Creative Director/Curator, the Abba Museum
Tommy Bindefeld, Marketing & Creative Director, Svenskt Tenn
Claes Karlsson, previous artistic leader at Stockholm Culture Festival

Sign up for the release on 8 Feb here!

Project Group

”Kreativa Sthlm” is published by the Business History Publishing which is owned by the Centre for Business History in Stockholm. The book’s project group at the Centre for Business History was: :

Nima Sanandaji is the book’s main author. Business cases in the book were contributed by Anders Houltz and Per Dahl from the Centre for Business History.