Erhvervslivets spidser: Forbindelser til ledere i øvrige toneangivende sektorer

Translated title of the contribution: The Champions of Industry: Ties to Leaders of other Key Industries

Christoph Ellersgaard, Anton Grau Larsen

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This article analyses the influence of business through social network analysis. In an influence network containing 4.970 affilations the network between the leaders of the largest organizations within the five sectors that dominate the Danish networks of power - business, politics, state, unions and academia - are described, showing the structurally advantageous position of Danish business as brokers. The connections of the leaders in business to leaders from other sectors - politics, state, science, unions and commission members - are primarily dependens on two fractions of the business world: The CEOs and chairmen of the 100 largest Danish corporations and individuals with positions in affiliations of the Conferation of Danish Industry (DI). The connectivity of the corporate leaders is only marginally affected by the leaders in minor corporations and individuals affiliated with other business associations. Thus, the voice of business in Denmark is dependent on the largest corporations and DI.
Translated title of the contributionThe Champions of Industry: Ties to Leaders of other Key Industries
Original languageDanish
JournalØkonomi & Politik
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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