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Why Did the Swedish State Regard the Cement Monopoly as Beneficial?

Författare och institution:
Malin Dahlström (Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle, Ekonomisk historia)
Publicerad i:
Business History Conference, March 13-15 2014, Frankfurt, Germany.,
Konferensbidrag, övrigt
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In Sweden a cement monopoly was established in 1974. The state was engaged in the process of the merger between the two cement producers that gave the monopoly. The process of concentration had been going on during several decades. In 1966 the major cement producer Cementa bought up or merged with several former competitors, only one domestic competitor remained, Gullhögen. The authorities considered Gullhögen to be an independent producer and as the power that secured the competition on the market. But the two companies had been involved in cartels arrangements since the 1920s with the state as a supporter. In the 1970s the companies applied for permission to merge and the state did not object, even though the Swedish government in general was negative towards private monopoly. Why was the cement monopoly not a problem? Which connections had the state to the cement industry?
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Ekonomisk historia
Cement, Monopoly, state, cartel, cement industry, Building material
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2014-09-30 16:38
Posten ändrad:
2014-10-06 10:10

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