Classics in Industrial Management, (7.5) ECTS

KTH, Stockholm Sweden


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Today’s society is, as all previous societies, characterized by accumulated, abandoned, and new conceptions of the value creating process, which traditionally was called ”production”. Values, assumptions and experience influence our perceptions of rationality and thus give each society its special characteristics.

The objective with this course are:

  1. to give historical knowledge about how the main discourses on Industrial Management have evolved;
  2. to give an understanding of how the interplay of various forces have influenced the industrial practices;
  3. to, in a more speculative finish, deal with what can be said about the future.

Schedule and examination: 
Seminars will take place every second week (although slight deviations may occur) with start in week 37, i.e. during the week September 11-15. Exact time and place will be announced in advance to course start. 
Examination consists of active seminar participation, and a written course paper.

Course leaders:
Seminar Leaders: Professor Emeritus Jan Forslin ( Professor Mats Engwall (
Examiner: Professor Mats Engwall (


Course registration to Registration is due August 20, 2017


Participants not registered at the KTH Doctoral Program in Industrial Economics and Management will be charged a minor course fee:


SEK 10,000: – for non-KTH candidates
SEK 5,000: – for KTH candidates, outside Industrial Economics and Management.


The maximum number of participants is set to 10 candidates.

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