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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

Att vilja och kunna arbeta längre
Roland Kadefors
Stockholm, Regeringskansliet, Report 2019

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

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Fler äldre kan arbeta mer. Debattinlägg
Roland Kadefors, A Olsson, A M Särner
Svenska Dagbladet Brännpunkt, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article


Trapezius muscle rest time during standardised computer work - A comparison of female computer users with and without self-reported neck/shoulder complaints
Stefan Thorn, K. Sogaard, L. A. C. Kallenberg, Leif Sandsjö, G. Sjogaard et al.
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Journal article 2007
Journal article

Effects and mechanisms of myofeedback training in females with work-related neck-shoulder complaints
M Vollenbroek-Hutten, G Voerman, Leif Sandsjö, Pernilla Larsman, Roland Kadefors et al.
the 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS). Boston, USA, 27-30 August 2007. , Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Arbetsgivares uppfattningar om arbetsförhållanden och kompetens bland arbetstagare som är 50+
Jan Johansson Hanse, A M Särner, Roland Kadefors
Stockholm, Arbetslivsisntitutet Arbetslivsrapport nr 2007:6, Report 2007

Employers' attitudes about competence and working conditions among older workers in Sweden
Jan Johansson Hanse, A M Särner, Roland Kadefors
Competence 50+ 2007. Age as an opportunity. A European Conference on Age Management, Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Arbetsmiljön måste förändras om fler äldre ska jobba längre
Roland Kadefors
Göteborgs-Posten Debatt, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

Behöver arbetslinjen inte forskning?
L. Abrahamsson, Bengt Furåker, Anita Göransson, L Gonäs, B Hagström et al.
Svenska Dagbladet Brännpunkt (debattinlägg), Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

An ageing population: consequences in working life. Keynote lecture
Roland Kadefors
Proc. NES2007: Ergonomics for a Future, Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

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