What does Abba, the book case Billy and the zig-zag rule have in common? They all have their roots in Sweden and have taken the world by storm. In “Made in Sweden”, a new book from Business History Publishing, we meet them and many other global hits, that you perhaps didn’t know all were Swedish.
Sweden is one of the world’s most globalized countries with a strong tradition of promoting open international trade and international contacts. In addition, a technologically advanced industry and the ability to innovate in many different areas, have made Swedish exports an important part of the country’s economy.
In Made in Sweden (Business History Publishing, 2019) author and business historian Anders Johnson lists 130 successful Swedish innovations. The book covers products, companies and people – and also ideas and phenomena, such as the Swedish queuing system. Common is that they originated in Sweden but left imprints far beyond their own country’s borders.