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Medical Equipment and Supplies in Sweden: A Strategic Reference, 2006 - Product Image

Medical Equipment and Supplies in Sweden: A Strategic Reference, 2006

  • Published: July 2007
  • Region: Sweden
  • 207 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Sweden

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Sweden is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to medical equipment and supplies are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Sweden 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Sweden 3
2 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES IN SWEDEN 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Latent Demand: Dynamics 6
2.4 Accessibility: The Structure of Competition 6
2.4.1 End Users 6
2.5 Accessibility: Key Factors 7
2.6 Key Contacts 8
2.6.1 Trade Events 8
2.6.2 Industry Associations 8
2.6.3 Trade Organizations 9
2.6.4 Trade Journals 9
2.6.5 Swedish and International Standards 10
2.6.6 Medical Device Standards 10
2.6.7 Technical Aids for Disabled 10
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: SURGICAL AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS 11
3.1 Overview 11
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Sweden 12
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Sweden 15
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 15
3.2 Financial Returns in Sweden: Asset Structure Ratios 16
3.2.1 Overview 16
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 16
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 19
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 20
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 23
3.3 Financial Returns in Sweden: Liability Structure Ratios 38
3.3.1 Overview 38
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 38
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 40
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 41
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 44
3.4 Financial Returns in Sweden: Income Structure Ratios 57
3.4.1 Overview 57
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 57
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 60
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 61
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 64
3.5 Financial Returns in Sweden: Profitability Ratios 79
3.5.1 Overview 79
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 79
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 81
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 82
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 85
3.6 Productivity in Sweden: Asset-Labor Ratios 100
3.6.1 Overview 100
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 101
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 102
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 105
3.7 Productivity in Sweden: Liability-Labor Ratios 120
3.7.1 Overview 120
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 121
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 122
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 125
3.8 Productivity in Sweden: Income-Labor Ratios 138
3.8.1 Overview 138
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 139
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 140
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 143
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN SWEDEN 158
4.1 Executive Summary 158
4.2 Economic Trends and Outlook 159
4.2.1 Principal Growth Sectors 159
4.2.2 Government Intervention Risks 159
4.2.3 Balance of Payments 159
4.2.4 Infrastructure 160
4.3 Political Environment 160
4.3.1 Bilateral Relationship with the United States 160
4.3.2 The Political System 160
4.4 Marketing Strategies 161
4.4.1 Distribution and Sales Channels 161
4.4.2 Agents and Distributors 162
4.4.3 Franchising 162
4.4.4 Direct Marketing 162
4.4.5 Joint Ventures and Licensing Options 163
4.4.6 Creating a Sales Office 163
4.4.7 Selling Strategies 163
4.4.8 Advertising and Trade Promotion 163
4.4.9 Pricing 168
4.4.10 Selling to the Government 168
4.4.11 Local Government Procurement 169
4.4.12 Intellectual Property Risks 170
4.4.13 Hiring Local Counsel 171
4.4.14 Performing Due Diligence and Checking Bona Fides 171
4.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 172
4.5.1 Tariffs and Rates 172
4.5.2 Import Taxes and License Requirements 172
4.5.3 Free Trade Agreements 173
4.5.4 Parallel Imports 174
4.5.5 Export Controls 174
4.5.6 Documentation Required for Export and Imports 174
4.5.7 Restrictions on Imports 175
4.5.8 Entering Temporary Imports 175
4.5.9 Free Trade Zones and Warehouses 176
4.5.10 Local Standards 176
4.5.11 Technical Regulations 179
4.5.12 Labeling Issues 179
4.6 Investment Climate 180
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 180
4.6.2 Foreign Investment Legislation 181
4.6.3 Conversion and Transfer Policies 182
4.6.4 Expropriation and Compensation 182
4.6.5 Dispute Settlement 183
4.6.6 Performance Requirements and Incentives 183
4.6.7 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 183
4.6.8 Intellectual Property Risks 183
4.7 Transparency of the Regulatory System 184
4.7.1 Capital Market Risks 184
4.7.2 Political Violence 184
4.7.3 Corruption 184
4.7.4 Bilateral Investment Agreements 184
4.7.5 Labor 186
4.7.6 Free Trade Zones and Free Ports 187
4.7.7 Major Foreign Investors 187
4.8 Trade and Project Financing 187
4.8.1 The Banking System 187
4.8.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 188
4.8.3 General Financing Availability 188
4.8.4 Financing Export Strategies 188
4.8.5 Financing Projects 188
4.8.6 List of Banks with Correspondent U.S. Banking Arrangement 189
4.9 Travel Risks 189
4.9.1 Local Business Practices 189
4.9.2 Travel Advisory and Visa Requirements 190
4.9.3 Entering Temporary Imports 190
4.9.4 Infrastructure for Conducting Business 190
4.9.5 Country Data 191
4.10 Key Contacts 191
4.10.1 Government Agencies 191
4.10.2 Trade Associations 193
4.10.3 Chambers of Commerce 194
4.10.4 Market Research Firms 195
4.10.5 U.S. Government Contacts 196
4.10.6 U.S.-Based Multipliers 197
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 198
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 198
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 199

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