This book looks at how Scandinavia was transformed from one of the poorest regions of Europe to one of the richest during the 19th century, through the acquisition of advanced technological capability from abroad.
"... a most useful book ... wide-ranging in its coverage and pulls few punches in its argument." Business History
Social and cultural factors in technology transfer, Svante Lindqvist; how industrial technology first came to Norway, Trine Parmer; British influence on developments in the Swedish foundry industry, Martin Fritz; industrial espionage and the transfer of technology to early Norwegian glass industry, Rolv Petter Amdam; borrowing and adaptation of British technology by the Swedish iron industry in the early 19th century, Rolf Adamson; artisan travel and technology transfer to Denmark 1750-1900, Poul Stromstad; transfer patterns of technology - theory and evidence, Fritz Hodne; the diffusion of technology and industrial change in Sweden during the 19th century, Lennart Jorberg; foreign technology and the Danish brick and tile industry 1830-1870, Ole Hyldtoft; the Norwegian mechanical engineering industry and the transfer of technology, 1800-1900, Kristine Bruland; the introduction of the Bessemer process in Sweden, Claus Wohlert; laggards as leaders - some reflections on technology diffusion in Norwegian shipping, 1870-1940, Hakon With Andersen; the development and diffusion of European water turbines, 1870-1921, Gunnar Nerheim; Norway's entry into the age of paper - the development of the pulp and paper industry in the district of Drammen, Eli Moen; "to take great pains" - Norwegian wood pulp on the British market in the 1870s, Even Lange.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th November 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.64