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Bengt Furåker

Professor emeritus

Bengt Furåker
Professor emeritus
bengt.furaker@gu.se
+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
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
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.

Other
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

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

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2012

Collective and Individual Benefits of Trade Unions: A Cross-national Comparison
Bengt Furåker, Mattias Bengtsson
Conference on Cross-National Evidence from European Social Survey: Exploring Public Attitudes, Informing Public Policy in Europe, November 23-25, Nicosia, Cyprus, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Trade union cooperation in the EU. Views among Swedish Trade Unions and Their Members
Bengt Furåker, Mattias Bengtsson
Industrial Relations in Europe Conference Challenges for Public and Private Sector Industrial Relations and Unions in times of Crisis and Austerity, 5-7 September 2012, Lissabon, Portugal, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Laval, Wage Dumping and Statutory Minimum Wages: Issues for European Trade Union Cooperation
Bengt Furåker, Kristina Lovén Seldén
The 6th Nordic Working Life Conference, Elsinore, Denmark, April 25th-27th 2012, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Laval, Wage Dumping and Statutory Minimum Wages: Issues for European Trade Union Cooperation
Kristina Lovén Seldén, Bengt Furåker
30th International Labour Process Conference, 27-29 March 2012, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

2011

Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Job, Employment and Income insecurity
Tomas Berglund, Bengt Furåker, Patrik Vulkan
Paper för Fourth International Conference on Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health ,21-23 september, 2011, Helsingfors, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

On the Road to Transnational Cooperation? Results from a Survey among European Trade Unions
Bengt Furåker, Mattias Bengtsson
Industrial Relations in Europe Conference – IREC 2011, 1-2 September, Barcelona, Spanien, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Flexicurity Institutions and Labour Market Mobility. An Intra-Nordic Comparison
Tomas Berglund, Bengt Furåker
The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Journal article 2011
Journal article

2010

En postindustriell stad?
Bengt Furåker
Göteborg utforskat. Studier av en stad i förändring, Göteborg, Glänta produktion, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Arbetslivet
Bengt Furåker
Samhällsproblem, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Job Insecurity and Job Change Prospects: Views among Employees in Sweden with a Focus on Youth
Bengt Furåker
Labour Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and Yout Employment, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

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