EENI-Business School

Doing Business in Sweden

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Doing Business in Sweden. Swedish Companies. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Sweden (European Union)
  2. Doing Business in Stockholm
  3. Swedish Economy
  4. Swedish Foreign Trade
  5. Case Studies:
    1. Hennes Mauritz
    2. Atlas Copco Group
    3. Ericsson
    4. IKEA
    5. Scania
    6. Securitas
    7. Tetra Pak
    8. Volvo
  6. Access to the Swedish Market
  7. Business Plan for Sweden

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Sweden” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Swedish economy and international trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Swedish Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Sweden with the country of the student
  4. To know Sweden's trade agreements as a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Swedish Market
Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sweden” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional E-learning Masters: Europe, International Business

Recommendations for the Swedish Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Suecia French Suede Portuguese Suécia

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Sweden”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Description of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Sweden:

The Kingdom of Sweden (Europe)

  1. Capital: Stockholm
  2. Swedish Population: 9,593 millions of people
  3. Area: 450,295 square kilometres
  4. Borders: Norway and Finland
  5. Swedish is the official language of Sweden, being spoken by the majority of the population
  6. Government: Parliamentary Monarchy
  7. King: Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  8. In 1995 Sweden separated from Norway
  9. Since 1814, Sweden has not taken part in any war

Main religion: Protestants (Christianity)

Sweden belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Swedish Economy

  1. The Kingdom of Sweden is the home country of many innovations: dynamite, cream separator, Celsius temperature scale, Bluetooth, cardiac pacemaker, Tetra Pak packaging...
  2. The Kingdom of Sweden is one of the world leaders in research in biotechnology, medical innovations, microelectronics, information technology (IT) and telecommunications
  3. Sweden ranks fourth in the competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum
  4. The base of the Swedish economy shifted from agriculture and industry to services (telecommunications and information technology)
  5. Many multinational companies have their origins in the Kingdom of Sweden: Volvo, Astra, ABB, Ikea, Ericsson, Electrolux, H & M, Skype, Spotify...
  6. Currency: Swedish krona
  7. Swedish Nominal GDP: 444,585 millions of dollars
  8. GDP per capita (nominal): 49,582 dollars
  9. Sweden is one of the least corrupt countries in the world
  10. Headquarters of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): Stockholm

Swedish Foreign Trade

  1. The Kingdom of Sweden export automobiles, metal-mechanical products, steel, electronic devices, communication equipment and paper-based export products
  2. Engineering services account for 50% of the Swedish exports
  3. Top Swedish suppliers: Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom
  4. Main products imported by Sweden: manufactures, vehicles, machinery and chemical products
  5. As a member of the European Union, Sweden benefits from the EU Free trade agreements: Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, Morocco, Tunisia, etc

International Economic Relations of Sweden

  1. International Chamber of Commerce
  2. Inter-American Development Bank Non-borrowing country)
  3. World Trade Organisation
  4. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  5. World Bank
  6. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  7. United Nations
  8. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  9. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  10. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  11. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  12. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  13. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  14. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  15. Regional Cooperation Council
  16. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Sweden:
Council Baltic Sea States

ASEM Asia-Europe Economic Meeting

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi has strong oil business in Sweden
Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi (oil business in Sweden)

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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