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Business and Economics in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Business and Economics in Sweden and Swedish America using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Business and Economics in Sweden and Swedish America using Swenson Center resources.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Business and Economics

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. For example, searching econom* will return results for economics, economy, economist, etc.

  • Econom*
  • Business
  • Industr*
  • econom* AND immigra*

Possible research questions:

  • What are some of the economic conditions that inspired mass migration from Sweden to the United States?
  • How did Swedish immigration impact the economic and labor structures of the United States in a given era?
  • What business models were prevalent in Swedish America?
  • What were some of the economic conditions that Swedish immigrants had to navigate when arriving in the United States?
  • What are some of the connections and relations between the economies and industries of Sweden and the United States, and how have they changed across different eras?