The area Work organisation consists of research about organisations, their leaders and employees. In a changing world, knowledge is needed about how work is organised in the development towards new models, where digitalisation, employee health and safety and new “job design” can be combined.

The area includes questions about changing employment and power relations at work places, governance towards innovation and implementation, as well as entrepreneurial organisations and new professional roles. Studies of the link between globalisation, new distributed work constellations and risks of unemployment, job insecurities and temporary employment are also included in the area. Research on forms of leadership, management, learning and governance is also evaluated. Participation and work related control as well as power relations analysed from gender and ethnicity perspectives are included.

Key concepts

  • Competence, professional roles, learning and development
  • Motivation, attitudes, work appreciation, relationships at work
  • Control, leadership and forms of organisation
  • Influence and participation, power, gender
  • Changes in working life and organisation, globalisation, digitalisation
  • Sustainable working life until retirement and beyond

Members of the scientific panels

  • Chairperson

  • Måns Svensson

    Sociology of Law Department, Lund University

  • Members

  • Christian Berggren

    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping university

  • Per Nikolaj Bukh

    Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark

  • Mattias Elg

    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University

  • Helle Holt

    The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Denmark

  • Sandra Jönsson

    Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies, Malmö university

  • Emilia Liljefrost

    The Central Government Social Partners’ Council, Sweden

  • Gunnar Rimmel

    Business Informatics, Systems & Accounting at Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom

  • Marie Silfverstolpe

    Almega - Employers’ Organisation for the Swedish Service Sector

  • Jonas Söderlund

    Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, Norwegian business school, Norway

  • Ulrica Von Thiele Schwarz

    Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institute