Glenn Sjöstrand

Glenn Sjöstrand

Senior Lecturer
Department of Social Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
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I’m a sociologist at the Department of Social Studies. I did my Phd on Industrial Districts and the informael economy of gift-giving and economic performance at the University of Gothenburg. 


My teaching is in different programmes and a variety of courses. The contents of the teaching are of theoretical, methodological and analytical character on different levels. In addition, I have taught several international courses, such as Socio-Cultural Theory within the Intercultural Studies Programme and shorter courses like Ethnicity in a Global Context and Cultural Change in an Age of Globalization, at CMSU, Missouri, USA; Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies, The Netherlands and Universidad Nationales Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.


My primary theoretical interest is economic sociology and the sociology of professions. I am also interested in welfare development and the political economy of welfare states. Currently I'm participating in two research projects dealing with Industrial Relations and the transformation of digitalization and the trust-relations betwen employers and employees.

Two projects are ongoing in the area: 1. BARMETAL, about digitalisation, automation and decarbonisation in the metal industry. 2. TRUEEUROPE which focuses on industrial relations and how trust is created and maintained in relations between employers and employees.
Another project I participate in is Health Data Sweden (HDS) and European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH).

Other finalized projects relates to the digitalization of industries and working life, digital compentence among SME:s and how HR-practices and policies affects elderly's (65+) participation in the labor market.


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