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Bengt Furåker

Researcher

Bengt Furåker
Researcher
bengt.furaker@socav.gu.se
+46 31 786 4801

Room number: F239
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 , 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

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

Recension av Erik Olin Wrights Understanding Class
Bengt Furåker
Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, Book review 2016
Book review

Någon form av arbetslinje måste vi ha
Bengt Furåker
Tankar om arbete, Stockholm, Premiss, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Landvinningar, vindkantringar och vägval i svensk sociologi
Bengt Furåker
Det personliga är sociologiskt. 14 professorer om svensk sociologi, Liber, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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2019

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

2017

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

2016

Recension av Erik Olin Wrights Understanding Class
Bengt Furåker
Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, Book review 2016
Book review

2015

Någon form av arbetslinje måste vi ha
Bengt Furåker
Tankar om arbete, Stockholm, Premiss, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Landvinningar, vindkantringar och vägval i svensk sociologi
Bengt Furåker
Det personliga är sociologiskt. 14 professorer om svensk sociologi, Liber, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 95

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