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Sjöstrand, Glenn
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Sjöstrand, G. (2018). Professionalization and Institutional theory: Institutions and professional development among Swedish Engineers. In: Sociologidagarna 2018: Sociologi i en polariserad värld. Paper presented at Sociologidagarna 2018: Sociologi i en polariserad värld, Lund, March 7-9, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Professionalization and Institutional theory: Institutions and professional development among Swedish Engineers
2018 (English)In: Sociologidagarna 2018: Sociologi i en polariserad värld, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Institutional theory has recently been used in the study of professions. Some argue that especially neo-institutional theory can bridge the functionalistic and conflict-oriented traditions in professional theory and help develop professional theory (Muzio, Brock & Suddaby 2013). Previous research has pointed to the institutional embeddedness of professions and how professionalization processes are circumscribed and enabled by institutions such as the state, higher education, labor-market and businesses or organizational forms, forms of expertise and professional praxis. Institutional theory might help explain how the configuration of institutions changes and what consequences are produced from those changes – consequences such as eroded or relegated autonomy over jurisdiction, self-governance, discretion and control to other actors. 

The purpose of this study is twofold: First, to describe how the profession(s) of Swedish engineers and their organizations historically have related to different institutions and their effects on professional development, and secondly a humbler purpose is to critically propose some theoretical developments to the neo-institutional theory on professions. 

Keywords
Professionalisering, ingenjörer, institutioner
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81512 (URN)
Conference
Sociologidagarna 2018: Sociologi i en polariserad värld, Lund, March 7-9, 2018.
Note

Ej belagd 190508

Available from: 2019-03-29 Created: 2019-03-29 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Fagerberg, J. (2018). Sociologi på gymnasiet: en kartläggning från Sveriges Sociologförbund (1ed.). Sveriges Sociologförbund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sociologi på gymnasiet: en kartläggning från Sveriges Sociologförbund
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2018. p. 22 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72819 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-13 Created: 2018-04-13 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, T. & Sjöstrand, G. (2017). Sociologförbundet har ordet: Sociologförbundets arbete med ämnes-/gymnasielärarutbildningen. Sociologisk forskning, 54(1-2), 133-134
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sociologförbundet har ordet: Sociologförbundets arbete med ämnes-/gymnasielärarutbildningen
2017 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 1-2, p. 133-134Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2017
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72820 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-13 Created: 2018-04-13 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2015). The Engineering Profession after Neoliberalism: Still a failed profession?. In: : . Paper presented at European Sociological Association, Research Network 19. Conference in Prague..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Engineering Profession after Neoliberalism: Still a failed profession?
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The engineering profession have been called “a failed profession” owing to its lack of social closure. Other reasons for being a failed profession, such as a weak correspondence between engineering education and the unclear definitions of task assignments and to the unsuccessful monopolization of the task assignments, has been furthered by the breakthrough of neoliberal measurements from the mid 1980s and onwards. In this paper it is argued that the engineering professions and their professionalization processes has been affected negatively by the circumscription, that has followed by neoliberalism – although perhaps less than other professions. The argument is partly based on a study (Brante, Johnsson, Olofsson & Svensson 2014) reporting a survey of the governance and control of professions, inquiring engineers attitudes towards the changed work content and specific engineering skills necessary for the labour market requirements and (high performance) task assignments at work. The preliminary results suggest that engineers’ perception of the task assignments have become more governed and circumscribed (in both economic, political and bureaucratic aspects) through time and that it has been of detriment to the work. 

Keywords
Professions, Technology, Engineering
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48433 (URN)
Conference
European Sociological Association, Research Network 19. Conference in Prague.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010–1457
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-02-18Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2015). The Return of the Gift – European History of a Global Idea [Review]. European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, 17(1), 117-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Return of the Gift – European History of a Global Idea
2015 (English)In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 117-118Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31348 (URN)10.1080/14616696.2013.865065 (DOI)000347543600008 ()
Available from: 2013-12-26 Created: 2013-12-26 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2014). Entreprenörskap: social och kulturell inbäddning (1ed.). In: Reza Azarian, Adel Daoud och Bengt Larsson (Ed.), Ekonomisk sociologi: En introduktion (pp. 108-127). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entreprenörskap: social och kulturell inbäddning
2014 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk sociologi: En introduktion / [ed] Reza Azarian, Adel Daoud och Bengt Larsson, Stockholm: Liber, 2014, 1, p. 108-127Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2014 Edition: 1
Keywords
Ekonomisk sociologi, entreprenörskap
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34497 (URN)978-91-47-11137-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-05-29 Created: 2014-05-29 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Jormfeldt, J. & Sjöstrand, G. (2014). Miljö och ekonomisk tillväxt: attityder och samband. SurveyJournalen, 1(1), 34-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miljö och ekonomisk tillväxt: attityder och samband
2014 (Swedish)In: SurveyJournalen, ISSN 2001-9327, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 34-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Attityder, ekonomisk tillväxt, hållbar utveckling, tillit
National Category
Social Sciences Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35936 (URN)
Available from: 2014-07-03 Created: 2014-07-03 Last updated: 2015-02-12Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2013). The Field of Technology in Sweden:  The Historical Take-off of the Engineering Professions. Professions & Professionalism, 3(2), 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Field of Technology in Sweden:  The Historical Take-off of the Engineering Professions
2013 (English)In: Professions & Professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, E-ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the engineering profession has been called “the failed profession” owing to its lack of social closure, engineers have been successful in claiming their area of expertise and specialized knowledge as legitimate areas of research, knowledge, and intervention. In this article, the historical development of engineering professions in Sweden is used as a case of professional development. With the use of primary statistical sources and secondary historical sources, I endeavor to explain engineers’ professional development via coinciding factors such as the expansion and scientific content of lower and higher engineering education, the struggle for power in interest groups and unions, and engineers’ position in what seems to be an ever-increasingly diversified labor market. I argue that the professionalization process for Swedish engineers has fluctuated and that more than one professional take-off (two or even three) has occurred.

Keywords
technological field, engineers, professionalization process, take-off, social closure, diversified labor market
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31257 (URN)10.7577/pp.555 (DOI)
Projects
Kunskapssamhällets bärare. En studie av professionernas historiska framväxt och nutida betydelse i dagens Sverige.
Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2013-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2012). Aspects of the Sustainability of the Swedish Welfare Model – The Return of the Third Sector. In: Understanding the Swedish Welfare Model. Paper presented at the ASAN Conference: “Understanding the Swedish Welfare Model”, hosted by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies Seoul, Korea August 30-31, 2012 (pp. 1-25). Seoul, South Korea: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aspects of the Sustainability of the Swedish Welfare Model – The Return of the Third Sector
2012 (English)In: Understanding the Swedish Welfare Model, Seoul, South Korea: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies , 2012, p. 1-25Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Seoul, South Korea: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, 2012
Keywords
Welfare, Sustainability of, Third Sector
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24713 (URN)
Conference
the ASAN Conference: “Understanding the Swedish Welfare Model”, hosted by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies Seoul, Korea August 30-31, 2012
Available from: 2013-03-15 Created: 2013-03-08 Last updated: 2013-03-15Bibliographically approved
Sjöstrand, G. (2012). Näringsliv (1ed.). In: Staffan Andersson (Ed.), Motståndskraft, oberoende, integritet:: kan det svenska samhället stå emot korruption? (pp. 437-466). Stockholm: Transparency International, Sverige
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Näringsliv
2012 (Swedish)In: Motståndskraft, oberoende, integritet:: kan det svenska samhället stå emot korruption? / [ed] Staffan Andersson, Stockholm: Transparency International, Sverige , 2012, 1, p. 437-466Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Transparency International, Sverige, 2012 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17320 (URN)978-91-980090-0-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-12-20Bibliographically approved
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