2017-048

Food industry structure in Norway and Denmark since the 1990s. Path dependency and institutional trajectories in Nordic food markets

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Title:Food industry structure in Norway and Denmark since the 1990s. Path dependency and institutional trajectories in Nordic food markets

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Authors:Klimek, B.
Hansen, H.O.
Research group:Næringsliv og Innovasjon (Innovation and Industry)
Distribution restriction:Open
Published by:Elsevier, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919217302154
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Food Policy 69 (2017) 110–122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.03.009 ;Published by: Elsevier, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919217302154;

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Structural changes in Norwegian and Danish food industry since the 1990s is ;analysed as a path dependent response to the neo-liberal turn. Norway entered ;the 1990s as a protected market and Denmark as case of an export oriented ;industry. These developmental strategies are rooted in early 20th century ;industrialisation and influenced by institutional transformations in the 1990s, ;such as EU and WTO.;Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are studied in the context of changing political ;environments. Explaining two different trajectories, we combine path dependency ;theories and a Polanyi inspired ‘varieties of capitalism’ framework with ;corporate strategy theories on food industry M&As. We identify two different ;types of path dependent development, a self-reinforcing in Denmark and a ;transformative ‘breaking point’ in Norway.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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