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Bengt Larsson


Bengt Larsson
Professor , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 4775

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 Bengt Larsson

BENGT LARSSON is professor in sociology and vice head of the department, with responsibilities for research and research education at SOCAV. His research interests are in the area of economic sociology/economy and society. His current research is on industrial relations in Europe and individual wage determination. He has previously conducted research on the debt relief process at the Swedish Enforcement Authority, consumption patterns of lottery winners, children’s environmental education and influence on their families’ consumption, and economic crime and regulations; particularly crime control by company auditors and media representations of economic crime and corporate scandals. Larsson is affiliated with CERGU (Centre for European Research at Göteborg University) and is a member of its board. He is also a member of the CFK-board (Centre for Consumer Science).


Researchgate-profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bengt_Larsson2 


Ongoing and recently finished research projects (for publications see tab above)

-Principal investigator (2020-2022): The workers collective and polarization: trade unions and workers representation. The project is WP5 in the program The challenges of polarization on the Swedish labour market, financed by FORTE (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare). PI: Prof. Tomas Berglund. Project Website

-Project Coordinator (2020): FutureFit Sweden. The project, carried out by researchers Erica Nordlander and Sofia Björk, is a research evaluation of an education in digital skills developed and funded by Nesta, Google and Futurion. The training is conducted by Hyper Island in collaboration with the unions Unionen, Vision and Finansbundet.

-Project Partner (2018-2020): EESDA – Enhancing the Effectiveness of Social Dialogue Articulation in Europe, funded by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion). The project is led by the research institutes CEPS (Brussels) and CELSI (Bratislava). The project studies the articulation between European and national social dialogue. Project Website

-Principal investigator (2016-2020): Individual wage setting, from policy to practice – a comparative study of the meaning and application of wage criteria in different sectors, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The project aims to describe the valuation and translation processes that occur in local wage setting, to identify and understand the actors' various arguments and valuations in these processes, and to explain what variations that affect the design and implementation in five different sectors. Project Website

-Project partner (2016-2018): SPEEED – Social Partner Engagement and Effectiveness in European Social Dialogue, funded by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion). PI: Dr. Barbara Bechter, Durham University. The project aims to identify what factors that determine the effectiveness of the 43 sectoral social dialogues between employer organizations and trade unions in the EU-28, and, through an in-depth study of the health care and metal sectors, to understand what creates engagement and obstacles in the dialogues. Project Website

-Principal investigator (2014-2018): Conditions for and obstacles to trade union cooperation in Europe. A comparative study of countries and sectors, funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ]. This project is a comparative study of trade union cooperation and network-building at the sector level in Europe, aiming to explain what factors that enable or hinder cooperation.Project Website


Teaching and tutoring
Larsson has lectured on industrial relations in Europe, economic sociology, sociology of law/social control, and classical and modern social theory, and has written and edited four textbooks in Swedish. Larsson has supervised students at both undergraduate and postgraduate/doctoral levels, and is currently supervisor for the doctoral students Jane Pettersson and Jesper Prytz.

Latest publications

Cultural Obstacles in Transnational Trade Union Cooperation in Europe
Bengt Larsson
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Enhancing the effectiveness of social dialogue articulation in Europe: Case Study for Sweden
Bengt Larsson, Ylva Ulfsdotter Eriksson
Gothenburg, Working Papers – Dept.of Sociology and Work Science, Nr 1, 2019, Working paper 2019
Working paper

Bengt Larsson, Ylva Ulfsdotter Eriksson
Akgüc, M., Martišková, M. and Szüd, G., Stakeholder’s views on and experiences with the articulation of social dialogue and its effectiveness, Brussels, CEPS, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter

Ett finansekonomiskt medborgarskap?
Oskar Engdahl, Jane Pettersson, Bengt Larsson
Soneryd, L. & Sundqvist, G. (red) Vetenskapligt medborgarskap. , Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

To Get Or Not To Get A Yearly Pay Increase – And Other Peculiarities In Performance-Based Pay Raise In Sweden
Ylva Ulfsdotter Eriksson, Bengt Larsson, Petra Adolfsson
14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 20 – 23 August 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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Facket och EU
Bengt Larsson, Kristina Lovén Seldén
Förhoppningar och farhågor - Sveriges första 20 år i EU, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Duties to distrust. The decentring of economic crime policing in Sweden
Oskar Engdahl, Bengt Larsson
Score International Conference on Organizing Markets, Stockholm 16-18 oct 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Transnational Trade Union Action in Europe. The significance of national and sectoral industrial relations
Bengt Larsson
European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, Journal article 2014
Journal article

'Professionalism' as an emotional regime in a bureaucratic service context. Emotion management in case handling of debt relief
Bengt Larsson
Nordic Working Life Conference 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Neo-liberalism and polycontextuality: banking crisis and re-regulation in Sweden
Bengt Larsson
Ekonomisk brottslighet. En nordisk reader, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Konsumtion och konsumtionssamhälle
Bengt Larsson
Ekonomisk sociologi - En introduktion, Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Reza Azarian, Adel Daoud, Bengt Larsson
Ekonomisk sociologi - En introduktion, Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Den nya ekonomiska sociologin
Adel Daoud, Bengt Larsson
Ekonomisk sociologi - En introduktion, Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Ekonomisk sociologi - En introduktion
Resa Azarian, Adel Daoud, Bengt Larsson
Stockholm, Liber, Edited book 2014
Edited book


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