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Employability and work-related health
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: The dynamics of organizations and healthy work / [ed] Staffan Marklund & Annika Härenstam, Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
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About the book: Increasing international interdependency has intensified the need for organizational changes and changes in employment conditions in the private sectors in Sweden. For a number of reasons, economic as well as political, even the public sector has changed. Large shares of its services have been transformed into private and semi-private forms of ownerships. Economic restrictions and new management ideologies after the early 1990’s have forced many private enterprises and public administrations to initiate organizational reforms. Some of these changes and their consequences for working conditions and health of the employees are described in the different chapters of this publication. The publication is the result of a number of research projects that were initiated at the Swedish National Institute for Working Life in the early 2000’s. The main idea behind these projects was to empirically as well as theoretically capture the dynamics of a rapidly changing working life. This means that a range of different aspects were studied from multidisciplinary perspectives. Studies of changes in how individuals’ working conditions and health had changed were related to organizational factors as well as to structural conditions. Although some of the chapters are focusing on the individual level, the work place level or the structural level, the ambition has been to integrate the different levels and to develop research designs and theories that allow such integration.The book is suitable for everyone interested in how Swedish working life has changed in later years, but it can also be used in undergraduate teaching on courses dealing with occupational health, working life and research design.

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Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper , 2010.
Arbetsliv i omvandling, ISSN 1404-8426 ; 2010:5
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69203ISBN: 978-91-86491-58-1OAI: diva2:475446
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2014-11-17Bibliographically approved

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