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Karin Allard

Senior lecturer

Karin Allard
Senior lecturer
Academic degree: Doctor
karin.allard@psy.gu.se
+46 31 786 2551

Room number: F243
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg


Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4764

Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Karin Allard

Biography

  • Licensed psychologist since 1998.
  • PhD in psychology in 2007 at the Department of Psychology at University of Gothenburg.

Teaching

I teach mainly in work and organizational psychology but also in general psychology. I am course leader of courses in groupsychology and in introductional courses. I teach within the field of leadership, organizational psychology , group psychology and about work and family.

Research interests

I am interested in leadership, organizational culture, gender, gender equality, work-family, cross-national studies.

My doctoral dissertation focused on organizational factors and their possible impact of employed parents’ experiences of combining work and family. For example, the impact of organizational culture on men’s use of parental leave and on fathers’ experience of work-family conflict was studied. Further, gender equality and flexibility was also explored.

I am now studying leadership, organizational culture and gender in a cross-cultural context. I work in a project about the significance of ethical values on men’s and women’s managerial work. The project is a cross-national collaboration between reserachers at University of Gothenburg,Sweden and M.S. University of Baroda, India.

Current research

From 2012, I work in a research project funded by FAS (Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research) about the significance of ethical values on men’s and women’s managerial work. Based on ethical values, the study will focus on a new concept, employer branding, by a critical, theoretical and empirical perspective on how to attract and to keep managers. The study is explorative and comparative by examining different organizational contexts in Sweden and in India. The project is a collaboration between Swedish and Indian researchers. Project leader is Karin Allard at University of Gothenburg. Partners in Sweden are professor Annika Härenstam, Dr Birgitta Jordansson, Dr. Anders Pousette at University of Gothenburg and Professor Lotta Dellve at KTH. Partner in India is professor Urmi Biswas, M.S. University of Baroda.

I am a member of the operative steering group of the network SIGN –Sweden India Gender Network. SIGN was constituted in 2011. The aim is to support knowledge dissemination, theoretical and methodological development and to facilitate comparative research between India and Sweden. SIGN will link researchers in Sweden and India with common interests in the area of leadership, gender, work environment and health. The first research project related to SIGN is the project about the significance of ethical values on men’s and women’s managerial work where Karin Allard is project leader. (Please, see the description above about the project).

See following link for more information about the network SIGN:
http://www.sasnet.lu.se/institutions/department-work-science-university-gothenburg

Selected publications

Haas, L., Allard, K. & Hwang, P. (2002). The impact of organizational culture on men’s use of parental leave in Sweden. Community, Work and Family, 5, 3, 2002.

Allard, K. (2003). Work and fathers. Organizational culture, parental leave and work-family conflict in a Swedish context. Degree of Licentiate in Psychology, department of Psychology, Göteborg University.

Allard, K. (2007). Toward a working life. Solving the work-family dilemma. Doctoral thesis, Department of Psychology, Göteborg University.

Allard, K., Haas, L., C. P. Hwang (2007). Exploring the paradox. Experiences of flexible working arrangements and work-family conflict among managerial fathers in Sweden. Community, Work & Family ,10, 475-493.

Allard, K., Haas, L., C. P. Hwang (2011). Family-Supportive Organizational Culture and Fathers' Experiences of Work–family Conflict in Sweden. Gender, Work & Organization, 18, 2, 141–157.

Allard, K. & Haas, L. Work-personal life harmonization and health among mothers and fathers in Sweden. Submitted.

 

Latest publications

Arbete och arbetsorganisation
Birgitta Jordansson, Karin Allard, Lisa Björk
Feministiskt tänkande och sociologi. Teorier, begrepp och tillämpningar, red Anna Hedenus, Sofia Björk, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Cognitive interview as an effective method in cross-cultural research. A study if organizational leaders in Sweden and India
Urmi Nanda Biswas, Karin Allard, Annika Härenstam
A compendium of Sweden India Gender Network (SIGN) Collaboration, New Delhi, Archana Press, www.archanaperss.com, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

The significance of ethical values on men's and women's managerial work. An explorative and comparative study of different organizational and cultural contexts
Karin Allard, Urmi Nanda Biswas, Anders Pousette, Annika Härenstam, Birgitta Jordansson et al.
A Compendium of Sweden India Gender Network (SIGN) collaboration, New Delhi, Archana Press (www.archanapress.com), Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Toward a Working Life. Solving the work-family dilemma
Karin Allard
Göteborg, Geson, Doctoral thesis 2007
Doctoral thesis

The impact of organizational culture on men's use of parental leave in Sweden
Linda Haas, Karin Allard, Philip Hwang
Community, Work and Family, Journal article 2002
Journal article

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2015

Arbete och arbetsorganisation
Birgitta Jordansson, Karin Allard, Lisa Björk
Feministiskt tänkande och sociologi. Teorier, begrepp och tillämpningar, red Anna Hedenus, Sofia Björk, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2014

2013

Cognitive interview as an effective method in cross-cultural research. A study if organizational leaders in Sweden and India
Urmi Nanda Biswas, Karin Allard, Annika Härenstam
A compendium of Sweden India Gender Network (SIGN) Collaboration, New Delhi, Archana Press, www.archanaperss.com, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

The significance of ethical values on men's and women's managerial work. An explorative and comparative study of different organizational and cultural contexts
Karin Allard, Urmi Nanda Biswas, Anders Pousette, Annika Härenstam, Birgitta Jordansson et al.
A Compendium of Sweden India Gender Network (SIGN) collaboration, New Delhi, Archana Press (www.archanapress.com), Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2011

2007

Toward a Working Life. Solving the work-family dilemma
Karin Allard
Göteborg, Geson, Doctoral thesis 2007
Doctoral thesis

2002

The impact of organizational culture on men's use of parental leave in Sweden
Linda Haas, Karin Allard, Philip Hwang
Community, Work and Family, Journal article 2002
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 12

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