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Roland Kadefors


Roland Kadefors
+46 31 786 3224

Room number: F140
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
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Roland Kadefors

Ph.D Chalmers University of Technology 1973. 1990 Board member, National Institute for Working Life. 1994 Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Factors Engineering, Chalmers. 1999 Regional Director, NIWL. 2002 Senior Researcher, NIWL. 2004 Scientific Editor, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 1998 Co-ordinator, EU project (Biomed-2). 2002 Board Member, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gävle. 2005 Co-ordinator, ESF project "Life Competence 50+", Workplaces in Change. 2006 Co-ordinator, study for the Swedish government "A prolonged working life for the elderly workforce: needs and possibilities". 2010 Work Package leader, Best Agers project “Work and Employment”. Since 2007 visiting professor/researcher with Department of Work Science.

Technical and organisational design of work and workplaces. Since 2007 emphasis on ageing and work.

Current research
Studies of work participation and demographics in the Baltic Sea Region.
Analysis of attitudes towards older workers among employers and employees.
Analysis of attitudes towards retirement in different occupational groups.
Generation shift in companies and public sector.

Studies for the Swedish Armed Forces concerning the generation shift in military officers 2009 and 2011. Several projects in co-operation with the Västra Götaland Region concerning demographic change, competence availability and competence transfer. Reports for the Interreg Baltic Sea project Best Agers on employability of older people, calculation of cost and benefits in relation to older employees, and competence transfer in SMEs in a generation shift. Many interviews about age and work in national media, including Radio Sweden (English). Participated in the University of Gothenburg media seminar in October, 2011.

Latest publications

Sammanhållen karriärplanering i försvarsmakten
Gunnar Gillberg, Jan Holmer, Roland Kadefors, Anders Östebo
Halvårsrapport 2019. Göteborgs universitet, Report 2019

Social inequality in working life expectancy in Sweden
Roland Kadefors, K Nilsson, P-O Östergren, L Rylander, M Albin
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Coherent Career Planning. An attempt to create a sustainable human resource management strategy within the Swedish Armed Forces
Gunnar Gillberg, Jan Holmer, Roland Kadefors, Anders Östebo
15th ERGOMAS Biennial Conference in Lisbon, Portugal – June 17-21 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Should we retire later? A study of society and organizational level narratives
Rebecka Arman, Ewa Wikström, Roland Kadefors
7th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR), March 2018, Barcelona, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Occupation, gender and work-life exits: a Swedish population study
Roland Kadefors, K Nilsson, L Rylander, P-O Östergren, M Albin
Ageing & Society, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Förändrat pensionssystem räcker inte
Roland Kadefors
Äldre i Centrum, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Sammanhållen Karriärplanering – ett försök att skapa en hållbar personalförsörjningsstrategi inom försvarsmakten
Gunnar Gillberg, Jan Holmer, Roland Kadefors, Anders Östebo
Forum för arbetslivsforskning och Högskolan i Gävle. FALF-konferens den 10 - 12 juni 2018., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Sammanhållen karriärplanering inom Försvarsmakten
Gunnar Gillberg, Jan Holmer, Roland Kadefors, Anders Östebo
Göteborg, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap, Report 2017

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Effects of a myofeedback training on muscle activation, pain and disability.
M Vollenbroek-Hutten, G Voerman, Leif Sandsjö, Pernilla Byström, Roland Kadefors et al.
Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Workrelated Musculoskeletal Disorders., Conference paper 2004
Conference paper


A non-invasive measure of changes in blood flow in human anterior tibial muscle.
Qiuxia Zhang, G Lindberg, Roland Kadefors, Jorma Styf
European Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal article 2001
Journal article

Motor unit recruitment in the trapezius muscle with special reference to coarse arm movements.
Mikael Forsman, L Birch, Qiuxia Zhang, Roland Kadefors
Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, Journal article 2001
Journal article


Modified method time measurements for ergonomic planning of production systems in the manufacturing industry
Marita Christmansson, Ann-Christine Falck, Joakim Amprazis, Mikael Forsman, Lennart Rasmusson et al.
International Journal of Production Research, Journal article 2000
Journal article


Motor-unit recruitment in the trapezius muscle during arm movements and in VDU precision work.
M Forsman, Roland Kadefors, Qiuxia Zhang, L Birch, Gunnar Palmerud
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Journal article 1999
Journal article


A Swedish industrial research program ‘Co-operative for optimization of industrial production systems regarding productivity and ergonomics’ (COPE)
Jörgen Winkel, Tomas Engström, Mikael Forsman, Gert-Åke Hansson, Jan Johansson Hanse et al.
Proceedings of The 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA´97), Conference paper 1997
Conference paper


Voluntary redistribution of muscle activity in human shoulder muscles
Gunnar Palmerud, Håkan Sporrong, Peter Herberts, Ulf Järvholm, Roland Kadefors
Ergonomics, Journal article 1995
Journal article


Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Ergonomic Aspects and Psychosocial Factors in Two Different Truck Assembly Concepts
Jan Johansson Hanse, Sigvard Rubenowitz, Mats I. Johansson, Tomas Engström, Ulrika Klingenstierna et al.
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Journal article 1993
Journal article


Methods for long term acquisition of myoelectric signals
Roland Kadefors
Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology, Doctoral thesis 1974
Doctoral thesis

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