Facit and the Displacement of Mechanical Calculators
Journal article, 2013

Facit, a successful Swedish manufacturer of mechanical calculators and typewriters, collapsed in the shift from mechanical to electronic calculators in the early 1970s. This article describes how Facit struggled during this transition and explains why the company lost its competitive advantage after almost 40 years of successful expansion and continued profitability.

Theory & Methods

History & Philosophy Of Science

Computer Science


Christian Sandström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

1058-6180 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 3 20-31 6517426

Subject Categories

Computer Science



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