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The internationalization of the European electricity industry: The case of Vattenfall
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9687-1940
2009 (English)In: Utilities Policy, ISSN 0957-1787, Vol. 17, no 3-4, 258-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explains how the Swedish state-owned electricity company Vattenfall managed to become the most successful foreign player on the German electricity market. It does so by providing an in-depth historical analysis of Vattenfall's transformation from a national into an international actor, a process that proved long and difficult. The article starts out by identifying the transformation pressures that Vattenfall faced in the late 1980s. It then continues with a detailed analysis of Vattenfall's response to these pressures, culminating in a seemingly sudden wave of major acquisitions in Germany in the period 1999-2002. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2009. Vol. 17, no 3-4, 258-266 p.
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Electricity market, Internationalization, Vattenfall, Germany
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46900DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2008.12.001ISI: 000207909900005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-68549137877OAI: diva2:480871
QC 20120120 Available from: 2012-01-20 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2012-01-20Bibliographically approved

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