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Bengt Furåker

Professor emeritus

Bengt Furåker
Professor emeritus
+46 31 786 4801

Room number: F239
Postal Address: Box 720, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Bengt Furåker

BENGT FURÅKER was appointed Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg in 1990. He has two exams from Lund University (B.A. and Ph.D.) and one from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (M.A.). Before being appointed in Gothenburg, he held positions at the Departments of Sociology at Lund University and, later, Umeå University. In 2002-03 he was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, USA. Furåker is today Senior Professor at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, and Director of Work and Employment Research Centre (WE).

Teaching and tutoring
Supervision of one doctoral student and some contributions in seminars.

Supervision of students who have received a PhD
Umeå University: Mats Johansson 1986; Carl-Ulrik Schierup 1987; Marianne Ekström 1990; Thomas Ericsson 1991; Helen Eriksson and Elly Gunnarsson 1997 (shared with Staffan Marklund)

Luleå University of Technology: Bo Helgeson 1986; Ulf Lindberg 1990
University of Gothenburg: Sven Paulson 1993; Patrik Larsson 1996; Marianne Blomsterberg 1996; Birgitta Eriksson 1998; Christer Theandersson 2000; Ann-Britt Mossberg Sand 2000; Tomas Berglund 2001; Lars Hansen 2002; Agneta Hansson 2003; Stefan Schedin 2003; Stina Wingfors 2004; Mattias Bengtsson 2008; Gunilla Bergström (2010); Anna Hedenus (2011); and Kristina Lovén Seldén (2014) (in addition, three students who have received a licentiate: Curt Andersson, Patrik Larsson and Birgitta Eriksson).

Karlstad University: Lars Ivarsson 2005.

Research fields
Furåker’s principal research interest covers labour market issues, employment and unemployment, labour market policy, labour mobility, transnational trade union cooperation, working conditions, work-related attitudes, public sector services, the relationship between the labour market and the welfare state, and social stratification.

Major research projects 2001-
2009-12 Can the unions in the EU cooperate? FAS.
2006-07 Labour market mobility and lock-in mechanisms. SALTSA.
2006-07 Industrial relations and unions in Europe. SALTSA.
2005-09 Large lottery winnings and work. FAS.
2004-08 Work-related travel. FAS.
2002-05 Individualization and social comparison. FAS.
2001-03 Working conditions and job satisfaction in primary health care. Västra Götalandsregionens revisorer.

Furåker is member of the Research Council of the Swedish Federation of Unemployment Insurance Funds (Sveriges A-kassor). He has previously been external member of the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (2003-2006), member of the Boards of the University of Gothenburg (2003-2006), the Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation (1997-2002), the Committee of Experts at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin (1995-2002) and the Swedish Council for Social Research (1990-1998). He was Editor of Acta Sociologica, the journal of the Nordic Sociological Association, in 2006-2010.

Latest publications

Work Attitudes, Employment and Work Mobilization: A Comparison of Anglo-Saxon and Nordic Countries, 2005 and 2015
Bengt Furåker
Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Bengt Furåker, Kristina Håkansson (red.), New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Organizational Commitment: Cross-National Differences and Work-Related Facgtors
Bengt Furåker, Kristina Håkansson
Kapitel i Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Theoretical and Conceptual Considerations on Work Orientations
Bengt Furåker
Kapitel i Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Swedish Sociology of Work
Bengt Furåker
The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe (eds) P. Stewart, J.-P.Durand and M.M. Richea, Cham, Springer Nature Switzerland/Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

The Issues of Statutory Minimum Wages: Views among Nordic Trade Unions
Bengt Furåker
Economic and Industrial Democracy, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Bengt Furåker
M. Bengtsson & Berglund T. (red.) Arbetslivet, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Mellan rörlighet och stabilitet. Om anställda och arbetsplatser i ett dynamiskt arbetsliv
Bengt Furåker
Ett rörligt arbetsliv. Arbetslivsforum 2003 - en mötesplats för forskare och praktiker, Stockholm, The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Science, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book


Arbetsplats, arbete och arbettillfredsställelse
Bengt Furåker
Furåker, B. (2003). (red) Arbetsvillkor och arbetstillfredsställelse. En studie om Västra Götalandregionens primärvård. Göteborg University., Göteborg, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book


Anställdas syn på sin relation till fack och arbetsgivare
Tomas Berglund, Bengt Furåker
Arbetsmarknad & arbetsliv , Journal article 2001
Journal article

Atypical Employment in relation to Work and Organizational Commitment.
Tomas Berglund, Bengt Furåker
I Furåker, Bengt (red) Employment, Unemployment, Marginalization. Studies on Contemporary Labour Markets, Stockholm, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

Employment, Unemployment, Marginalization. Studies on Contemporary Labour Markets.
Bengt Furåker
Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International, Edited book 2001
Edited book


Jubileumsföreläsningar. Sociologiska institutionens 40-årsjubileum i oktober 1999.
Marianne Blomsterberg, Ulla Björnberg, Bengt Furåker, Inga Hellberg, Göran Therborn et al.
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Report 2000


Marginaliseringsmönster på arbetsmarknaden
Bengt Furåker, Tiiu Soidre
I vuxenlivets väntrum : arbetslöshetens konsekvenser för ungdomars livsvillkor , Umeå, Boréa, Chapter in book 1999
Chapter in book


Uppfattningar om yrken - en fråga om social distans
Bengt Furåker, Pál Orbán, Tiiu Soidre-Brink
Arbetsmarkand & Arbetsliv, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

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