Ejerskab og magt i dansk erhvervsliv

Translated title of the contribution: Ownership and Power in Danish Business

Thomas Poulsen, Magnus Skovrind Pedersen

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The article concludes that it is important to understand the ownership of Danish business in order to understand the importance of business to the distribution of power in society. So far, the study of ”Power and democracy in Denmark” (Danish: Magtudredningen) has only dealt with the direct influence of business on the political level. A new inquiry into power and democracy should deal with what ownership looks like and what it means, and can advantageously examine this at levels other than the political. Private companies possess many resources and have relationships with many people. Within the framework of the law, it is the ownership that ultimately decides for what purposes and under what conditions all these resources and people are put to use.
Translated title of the contributionOwnership and Power in Danish Business
Original languageDanish
JournalØkonomi og Politik
Issue number3-4
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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