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Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by:
USC-Marshall/Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (2020)
Version:
January 20, 2020
Revision date:
24-Feb-2020
Length:
11 pages
Data source:
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Abstract

Danfoss is a traditional Danish family firm, deeply committed to its local community in Nordborg, Als. The company is family-owned and has had several members of the owning family on its Board. The case shows Danfoss' rise to one of the biggest heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning companies in the world. With ever greater expansion onto global markets, Danfoss experienced the challenge of creating a harmonious global portfolio, while continuing to be a Danish and socially-responsible company with local roots. The case illustrates the Variety of Capitalism debate and encourages students to reflect on the dynamics of varieties of capitalism, in Denmark and beyond.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Topics

Entrepreneurship; Global business; Business & government relations; Change management; Corporate governance; Family business; Family-owned business; Business history; History of capitalism

Setting

The events covered by this item took place in 1933-2008.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
Denmark

Featured company

Company name:
Danfoss
Employees:
10000+
Type:
Privately held
Industry:
Machinery

Featured protagonist

  • Niels B Christiansen (male), CEO

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