Swedish Economic Forum Report

Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum annually publishes Swedish Economic Forum Report, in conjunction with the conference Swedish Economic Forum. The aim is to contribute to an informed debate on current issues and to present viable policy recommendations based on entrepreneurship, small business and innovation research. In the Swedish Economic Forum Report series:

  • The Swedish Competitiveness Scorecard 2017 (Chapter 2 in Swedish Economic Forum Report 2017)

    Johan Eklund och Per Thulin (red) (2017)

    What factors are important for long-term Swedish competitiveness and the ability to generate growth? In this year’s Swedish Economic Forum Report you get the answers. Based in the importance of knowledge building for Swedish competitiveness, through the prerequisites for entrepreneurship and value creation, policy-relevant proposals are provided for how Sweden can maintain long-term value in the economy.

    Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum presents this research publication for the ninth consecutive year in conjunction with the Swedish Economic Forum conference.

  • Swedish Economic Forum Report 2016 – Immigration, Economic Integration and Entrepreneurship

    Johan Eklund (red) (2016)

    The Report Immigration, Economic Integration and Entrepreneurship aims to focus on how we can better exploit the economic potential of immigrants. The authors mainly analyze four ways of economic integration – education, reduction of minimum wages, employment support and entrepreneurship.

  • Swedish Economic Forum Report 2015 - Profits, welfare and entrepreneurship (Chapter 2 and 3 in English)

    Johan Eklund (ed.) (2015)

    Private sector welfare providers sometimes give rise to an intense debate. Mainly, the question about whether the profits private welfare companies make on tax money grants are consistent with – or contrary to – high quality welfare services. Clearly, the motivation the profit gives entrepreneurs are key to innovation and efficiency efforts, which could provide positive welfare effects. At the same time there are challenges and needs for clear rules.

  • Swedish Economic Forum Report 2012 – Entrepreneurship, norms and the business Cycle

    Pontus Braunerhjelm (ed.) (2012)

    The world is about to enter 2013 into its sixth crisis year. Can entrepreneurship be a way out of the crisis when traditional macroeconomic stabilization policies failed to reverse the negative trend? In this year’s (2012) Swedish Economic Forum Report: Entrepreneurship, the norms and the business cycle shows that policy measures can dampen the effects of a downturn. Seven internationally-active researchers claim that entrepreneurship can be a possible way out of the crisis

  • An Innovation Strategy for Sweden – Swedish Economic Forum Report 2010


    This year’s Swedish Economic Forum Report, An innovation strategy for Sweden, presents the idea of introducing an innovation policy framework in order to create trustworthy long term conditions that will serve to augment growth and raise prosperity in the Swedish economy. This proposal is inspired by the Swedish fiscal policy framework, introduced after the crisis in the early 1990s, that has strongly contributed to the country’s rapid emergence from the global financial crisis and strong macroeconomic position

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