researcher at Department of Economic History
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Collaboration Manager (Leave of Absence) at Uppsala University Innovation (UU Innovation)
Leave of abscence from UU Innovation during Aug 1st 2019 - July 31 st 2020.
Research interests: Modern history, political economy, policy change & policy processes, interest group theory and regulatory theory, self-regulation, corporatism, export promotion, marketing history, advertising history, media history, business history, entrepreneurship.
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Ph.D. Economic History
My research has often concerned the historical development of marketing as manifested in the regulatory changes within advertising and the professionalization and development of export promotion. I have a keen interest in alternative forms of regulation, such as self-regulation and co-regulation. I have studied them within the context of marketing regulation during the Swedish post-war era. Theoretically I focus on key stake holders within the political economy, and how regulatory change relates to their interaction with themselves as well as that with the wider institutional structure.
Further, I have a research interest in interest group theory, marketing and advertising history, history of the consumer, corporatism, business history and the Swedish post-war era.
Funke, M. 2015. Regulating a Controversy: Inside Stakeholder Strategies and Regime Transition in the Self-Regulation of Swedish Advertising 1950–1971. Uppsala: Uppsala Studies in Economic History.(Diss.)
Chapters in books
Funke, M. 2017. "A Historical Perspective on the Creation of the Swedish Market Court - Marketing Law Development within the Context of Political Economy" i Bernitz, U., Carlson, P., Nordell, P.J., and Rosén, J. (red.) Amici Curiae Marknadsdomstolen 1971- 2016. Stockholm: Jure Förlag.
Funke, M. 2013. Funke, Michael. "Advocacy Coalitions and Strategic Interests - the Policy Process of Swedish Advertising Self-Regulation 1950–1971", in Knowledge and Policy Change, edited by H. Lindberg. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. DiVA
Funke, M. 2013. Funke, M. "Från tidningsannonser till sponsrade länkar: den svenska reklamens historiska utveckling". in Entreprenörskap och varumärken edited by Lönnborg, M. and Larsson, M.and K. Winroth. Möklinta: Gidlunds. DiVA
Funke, M. 2011, "Swedish Business and the Political Radicalism of the 1960s - the Case of Advertising". in Aktörer och marknader i omvandling. Studier i företagandets historia tillägande Kersti Ullenhag, edited by Fälting. L. & Larsson. M. & Petersson, T. and Ågren, K. Uppsala: Uppsala Studies in Economic History 91.
Funke, M. 2019. "Assar Svensson", The Dictionary of Swedish National Biography, vol 170, issue 34.
Funke, M. 2017. "Johan Victor Svenson", The Dictionary of Swedish National Biography, vol 169, issue 34.
Funke, M. 2017. "Sven G Svenson", The Dictionary of Swedish National Biography, vol 169, issue 34.
Funke, M. 2007. Rapport om reklambranschens opinionsbildning i branschtidningen Resumé 1977–1991, Ridderstads stiftelse.
Reviews in journals
Anders Edwardsson - En annorlunda historia - folkhemmet i nytt ljus, Stockhlm, Timbro 2009, 435 p, Scandinavian Economic History Review vol. 59. nr. 1. 2011.
Welinder, Stig. Jämtarna och samerna kom först, Historisk Tidskrift 2010:3.
Knud Haakonsen & Henrik Horst (ed.), Northern Antiquities and National Identities Perceptions of Denmark and the North in the Eighteen Century, symposium held in Copenhagen, August 2005, Historisk Tidskrift 2010:2.
Klackenberg, Henrik (ed.) Myndigheternas Symboler En undersökning gjord av Riksarkivet, Historisk Tidskrift 2010:2.
Andersen, Morten. Den følte grænse Slesvigs deling og genomopbygning 1918-1933, Scandinavian Economic History Review vol. 57 nr.3 2009.
Papers and research presentations
“The emotional value of Sweden”: The advertising industry and professionalized export promotion in the 1950s, Dept of Economic History, Uppsala University, 2017 (w. N Glover).
Regulating a controversy: inside stakeholder strategies and regime transition in the self-regulation of Swedish advertising 1950–1971”, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, 2017.
Regulating a controversy: inside stakeholder strategies and regime transition in the self-regulation of Swedish advertising 1950–1971”, The Swedish Trade and Industry Committee on Marketing Law Policy Stockholm (Näringslivets delegation för marknadsrätt) 2016.
A Historical Perspective on the Creation of the Swedish Market Court - Marketing Law Development within the Context of Political Economy , The Institute for Intellectual Property Law and Market Law, (IFIM) Stockholm University, Stockholm, 2016.
Regulating a controversy: inside stakeholder strategies and regime transition in the self-regulation of Swedish advertising 1950–1971”, EHFF Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, 2016.
“Att reglera en kontrovers – marknad, debatt, politik och självsanering av reklam i det svenska överflödssamhället 1950–1971”, EHFF Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, 2014.
”Att reglera en kontrovers – marknad, debatt, politik och självsanering av reklam i det svenska överflödssamhället 1950–1971”, Meeting of Swedish Economic-Historians, Lund, 2013.
Business Ethics, Private Interest Government or State Intervention? The Changing Regimes of Self-Regulation of Advertising in Post-War Sweden 1950-1971, 37th Macromarketing Conference Berlin, 2012.
Debate & Discourse on Advertising's Societal Position in Sweden 1950-1971, Meeting of Swedish historians, Gothenburg, 2011
Advocacy Coalitions, Strategic Interests and the Policy Process of Swedish Advertising Self-Regulation 1950–1971, Ratio Colloqium for young scientists - policy change and policy learning, 2011.
Advocacy coalitions, strategic interests and the policy process of Swedish advertising self-regulation 1950–1971, Meeting of Swedish Economic-Historians Gothenburg, 2011.
Swedish Business Associations and Self-Regulation of Advertising 1950-1971,The Eighth Meeting of Swedish Economic Historians, Uppsala, 2009.
Swedish Business Associations and Self-Regulation of Advertising 1950-1971, Conference on Historical Analysis & Research in Marketing, Leicester, 2009.
Swedish Business Associations and Self-regulation of Advertising 1950-1971, European Business History Association—Business History Conference Joint Annual Meeting, Milan, 2009.
Corporatism as Strategy and Resource of Power – Business strategies in Regulation of Advertising in Sweden 1950 – 1971, Workshop: Corporatism in Scandinavia, Helsinki, 2009.
The business community and the radical left’s criticism of advertising in the 1960:s, The Meeting of Swedish Historians , Lund University, 2008 (Swedish).
Business perspective on the role of advertising in Swedish society 1950-1980 – outline of thesis and some preliminary results, The Swedish History Days, Greifswald, 2008 (Swedish).
Education and Professional Experience
2015 Ph. D. Economic History, Uppsala University
2005 Master’s Degree in History, Stockholm University
1992 Cultural Studies Programme, Uppsala University
Grants and external finance
Handelsbanken research foundation 2016
The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council (Handelsrådet) 2016
Ridderstad Foundation 2016
Helge Ax:son Johnson foundation 2014
Ridderstads foundation 2011
Ridderstads foundation 2010
Helge Ax:son Johnson foundation 2010
Ridderstad foundation 2005
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