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Chandler, J., Berg, E., Ellison, M. & Barry, J. (2017). Reconfiguring Professional Autonomy?: The case of social work in the UK. In: Bjorn Blom, Lars Evertsson, Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Björn Blom; Lars Evertsson; Marek Perlinski (Ed.), Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices (pp. 69-82). Paper presented at . Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reconfiguring Professional Autonomy?: The case of social work in the UK
2017 (English)In: Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices / [ed] Bjorn Blom, Lars Evertsson, Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 69-82Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21491 (URN)2-s2.0-85021144031 (Scopus ID)f47bdac7-fe62-4847-a8aa-847bfaf7d4fe (Local ID)9781447327196 (ISBN)f47bdac7-fe62-4847-a8aa-847bfaf7d4fe (Archive number)f47bdac7-fe62-4847-a8aa-847bfaf7d4fe (OAI)
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Upprättat; 2014; 20131127 (elbe)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Chandler, J., Bell, L., Berg, E. & Barry, J. (2015). Social Work in Movement: Marketisation, Differentiation and Managerial Performitivity in Sweden and England (ed.). Paper presented at . International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 3(3), 109-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Work in Movement: Marketisation, Differentiation and Managerial Performitivity in Sweden and England
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, ISSN 2332-6832, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 109-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article considers the changing nature of social work in England and Sweden in the context of neoliberal reforms, and the consequences of the ongoing shifts to marketisation and differentiation, managerialism and performativity. Drawing on secondary sources and some interview data from English and Swedish social workers, the article argues that social workers in England and Sweden face similar shifts as marketisation, differentiation, managerialism and its related performativity reshape the occupation, all related to the influence of the macro-context of neoliberalism. ‘Evidence based practice' has become elevated as an important approach in line with increasing managerialism and performativity, affecting micro processes of everyday working life. Differences between the two countries lie largely in the timing of reforms and how social workers respond to them in organised ways – through mobilisation within the profession in England and through trades unions and local authorities in Sweden. The changes create uncertainty for social workers; while they are not merely passive victims of change they face difficult conditions in which to forge alternative models of professional practice. Contrary to what might have been expected, given the different social, political and historical legacies in Sweden and England of social democracy and liberalism respectively, comparing the social work occupation in these two countries finds many more similarities than differences in how marketisation, differentiation, managerialism and performativity impact on the occupation.

Keywords
social work, identitity, performativity, managerialism, Social sciences - Sociology, Performativity, identities, managerialism, social work, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6217 (URN)10.13189/ijrh.2015.030302 (DOI)469b101b-b018-4c23-8a16-d915cc2b26c3 (Local ID)469b101b-b018-4c23-8a16-d915cc2b26c3 (Archive number)469b101b-b018-4c23-8a16-d915cc2b26c3 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2015; 20150730 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Berg, E., Barry, J. & Chandler, J. (2014). Gender and the managerial turn in higher education: Accounts from female academics in England and Sweden (ed.). In: (Ed.), Timo Aarrevaara; Elisabeth Berg (Ed.), Higher Education and Research in Nordic Countries: who should pay? (pp. 65-74). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender and the managerial turn in higher education: Accounts from female academics in England and Sweden
2014 (English)In: Higher Education and Research in Nordic Countries: who should pay?, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014, p. 65-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the consequences of the turn to managerialism in higher education in England and Sweden, following the introduction of New Public Managementreforms. The paper considers some of the gender implications, which are explored through the accounts of eight, long-serving, female academics. The first interviews were conducted in 2001 with two female academics in Sweden and two in England, and followed up ten years later in 2011-2012 with four new interviewees, all long-serving female academics. The same interview questions were used at both occasions. While there were differences between the two countries, there was also much similarity. In 2001 respondents generally presented a negative picture of the reforms and highlighted the problems of adjusting to them. Ten years later there seemed to be more accommodation to the reforms. And yet the gendered implications of this are significant: women academics are clearly finding it difficult to pursue research to the extent that they would wish, while they are taking on many teaching and administrative functions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014
Keywords
gender, management, Social sciences - Sociology, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20847 (URN)88b469f3-23bd-45cc-9f28-35b5f8e7c306 (Local ID)978-91-7439-974-5 (ISBN)978-91-7439-975-2 (ISBN)88b469f3-23bd-45cc-9f28-35b5f8e7c306 (Archive number)88b469f3-23bd-45cc-9f28-35b5f8e7c306 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2014; 20131127 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Barry, J., Berg, E. & Chandler, J. (2014). Gender, managerialsim, and performativity in higher education in England and Sweden (ed.). Journal of Workplace Rights, 17(3-4), 491-503
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, managerialsim, and performativity in higher education in England and Sweden
2014 (English)In: Journal of Workplace Rights, ISSN 1938-4998, E-ISSN 1938-5005, Vol. 17, no 3-4, p. 491-503Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we consider the implications of managerial reforms and performativity in higher education in Sweden and England, following the introduction of new public management and the development of neoliberalism. The article examines some gendered implications by drawing on the experiences of eight experienced female academics. The data are drawn from a dataset of interviews. The first interviews we present were conducted at the beginning of 2001 with two long-serving academics from each country. The rest of the interviews we present were conducted 10 years later, with academics who were, like the previous interviewees, long serving. The same interview questions were used for all the interviews. We found differences between the two countries, in terms of social democratic and liberal traditions, as well as similarities. In the earlier interviews, we found the reforms to be viewed negatively, while the later interviews suggested some accommodation in respect of research and management. Yet, despite this, the female academics in both countries had become increasingly subjected to performativity and were experiencing difficulties in undertaking research as they took on more teaching and administration.

Keywords
management, Social sciences - Sociology, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4924 (URN)10.2190/WR.17.3-4.n (DOI)2ec95d1e-440f-4771-8b55-90aa9b55d91c (Local ID)2ec95d1e-440f-4771-8b55-90aa9b55d91c (Archive number)2ec95d1e-440f-4771-8b55-90aa9b55d91c (OAI)
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Validerad; 2014; Bibliografisk uppgift: Ingår i en special issue där Elisabeth Berg tillsammans med caroline Clark och David Knight har varit guest editor; 20140924 (elbe)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Berg, E., Barry, J. & Chandler, J. (2014). The Uncertain Rise of Evidence Based Practice in Social Work in Sweden and England, in Contexts Framed by New Public Management and Neo-liberalism (ed.). In: (Ed.), Brigitte Aulenbacher (Ed.), Sorge: Arbeit, Verhältnisse, Regime (pp. 311-324). Paper presented at . Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Uncertain Rise of Evidence Based Practice in Social Work in Sweden and England, in Contexts Framed by New Public Management and Neo-liberalism
2014 (English)In: Sorge: Arbeit, Verhältnisse, Regime, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG , 2014, p. 311-324Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We consider the rise of evidence based practice in social work in Sweden and England, countries with social democratic and liberal welfare regimes respectively, through macro (neo-liberal), meso (new public management) and micro (working routine) levels; we also consider its relation to evidence based medicine. Our analysis shows that outcomes are uncertain and subject to resistance, suggesting the reforms are encountering difficulties embedding and securing support from those involved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 2014
Series
Soziale Welt, ISSN 0038-6073 ; Sonderband 20
Keywords
Social sciences - Sociology, evidence based practice, social work, NPM, Neo-liberalism, work routine, Social Constructionism, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20205 (URN)2d061517-83b1-4b4c-a575-141923838b76 (Local ID)978-3-8487-1514-5 (ISBN)2d061517-83b1-4b4c-a575-141923838b76 (Archive number)2d061517-83b1-4b4c-a575-141923838b76 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2014; 20131127 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Harlow, E., Berg, E., Barry, J. & Chandler, J. (2013). Neoliberalism, managerialism and the reconfiguring of social work in Sweden and the United Kingdom (ed.). Paper presented at . Organization, 20(4), 534-550
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neoliberalism, managerialism and the reconfiguring of social work in Sweden and the United Kingdom
2013 (English)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 534-550Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article considers some of the ways in which neoliberalism, through the processes of managerialism, has impacted on the occupation of social work in Sweden and the UK. It is argued that there are similar implications in both countries, through the managerial drive for increased performance in economy, efficiency and effectiveness, but also in the development of evidence based practice. Whilst the key focus of the article is on similarities between these twocountries, differences are also noted. There is also recognition of the way in which resistance to the reconfiguration of social work is taking shape.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13079 (URN)10.1177/1350508412448222 (DOI)000320702500003 ()2-s2.0-84879984726 (Scopus ID)c3d30d8d-227c-441a-867d-3bebf22c3df1 (Local ID)c3d30d8d-227c-441a-867d-3bebf22c3df1 (Archive number)c3d30d8d-227c-441a-867d-3bebf22c3df1 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2013; 20120510 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Berg, E., Barry, J. & Chandler, J. (2012). Changing leadership and gender in public sector organizations (ed.). British Journal of Management, 23(3), 402-414
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing leadership and gender in public sector organizations
2012 (English)In: British Journal of Management, ISSN 1045-3172, E-ISSN 1467-8551, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 402-414Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to examine the ways in which leadership at middle management level in the public realm is gendered. This is attempted largely through a consideration of academic literature, supported by some empirical findings from a research investigation into higher education and social work in Sweden and England and a review of literature that reveals varying types of leadership characterized as masculinist. Taking the position that context shapes social relationships and subject positions, and provides opportunities as well as constraints, we consider leadership in the public sector under the sway of newpublic management, framed by neo-liberalism and the valorization of competition, selfinterested instrumentality, uncertainty and risk, operationalized in public sector organizations through performative regimes. It is argued that while some women and men are willing participants in the new regimes, others are antagonistic or ambivalent, finding themselves mired in neo-bureaucratic processes of surveillance and control, often stuck in occupational cul-de-sacs. It is contended that neo-liberalism and new public management are associated with masculinist forms of rationality that elevate individual winners and losers and divert attention from collective issues of gender. Rather than focus on gendered styles of leadership it is suggested that it is more important to look at their gendered performance and effects.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12605 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00751.x (DOI)bc343471-6832-4249-b7d5-c94a9d42560d (Local ID)bc343471-6832-4249-b7d5-c94a9d42560d (Archive number)bc343471-6832-4249-b7d5-c94a9d42560d (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2012; 20111013 (elbe)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Berg, E., Barry, J. & Chandler, J. (2011). Dissolution, solidarities and reconfigurations of the public realm in Europe (ed.). In: (Ed.), Marion Ellison (Ed.), Reinventing social solidarity across Europe: . Paper presented at . Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dissolution, solidarities and reconfigurations of the public realm in Europe
2011 (English)In: Reinventing social solidarity across Europe, Bristol: Policy Press, 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2011
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21258 (URN)cc1beb49-f1f9-4927-85d0-8c80439e646e (Local ID)9781847427274 (ISBN)cc1beb49-f1f9-4927-85d0-8c80439e646e (Archive number)cc1beb49-f1f9-4927-85d0-8c80439e646e (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2011; 20111007 (elbe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
King, A. D., Barry, J. & Berg, E. (2011). Equal opportunities in transition? (ed.). Paper presented at . Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 30(2), 86-104
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Equal opportunities in transition?
2011 (English)In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, ISSN 2040-7149, E-ISSN 2040-7157, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 86-104Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the attitudes of women and men in relation to gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equal opportunities in the changing context of neo-liberalism. Design/methodology/approach – The authors draw on results from an empirical investigation involving 1,731 questionnaires investigating the attitudes of women and men in a town in the north of Sweden. Findings – The tentative conclusions suggest that even if they appear to co-exist in contradictory ways, ideas of gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equality of opportunity are in the respondents' minds, alongside neo-liberal notions of individualisation. The prevailing attitudes in respect of gender suggest that women and men make apparently free “choices”; the influence of age on attitudes to gender issues is also considered. Originality/value – This paper considers neo-liberalisation and its impact on gender equity in Sweden, a country with a strong reputation for gender equity and a tradition of collective, inclusive social democracy, somewhere we would be unlikely to find its embedded presence. Using a quantitative self-reporting approach to attitudes relevant to the choices made by men and women, the study raises questions about gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equality of opportunity in a country that has been and continues to be regarded as one of the most gender-friendly in the world and likely to be resistant to the influence of neo-liberalism. The implications are explored, with the evidence indicating the presence of neo-liberalism co-existing, albeit perhaps uneasily, with traditions of equality of opportunity and attitudes to gender.

Abstract [en]

Purpose- The focus of this paper is on the attitudes of women and men in relation to gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equal opportunities in the changing context of neo-liberalism. Design/methodology/approach- We draw on results from an empirical investigation involving 1,731 questionnaires investigating the attitudes of women and men in a town in the North of Sweden. Findings- The tentative conclusions suggest that even if they appear to co-exist in contradictory ways, ideas of gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equality of opportunity are in the minds of our respondents, alongside neo-liberal notions of individualisation. The prevailing attitudes in respect of gender suggest that women and men make apparently free ‘choices; the influence of age on attitudes to gender issues is also considered. Originality/value- This paper considers neo-liberalisation and its impact on gender equity in Sweden, a country with a strong reputation for gender equity and a tradition of collective, inclusive social democracy, somewhere we would be unlikely to find its embedded presence. Using a quantitative self-reporting approach to attitudes relevant to the choices made by men and women, the study raises questions about gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equality of opportunity in a country that has been and continues to be regarded as one of the most gender-friendly in the world and likely to be resistant to the influence of neo-liberalism. The implications are explored, with the evidence indicating the presence of neo-liberalism co-existing, albeit perhaps uneasily, with traditions of equality of opportunity and attitudes to gender. Keywords- Neo-liberalism, Gender, Equal Opportunities, Domestic Responsibilities, Change.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5785 (URN)10.1108/02610151111116490 (DOI)2-s2.0-80054902005 (Scopus ID)3f7afc70-0916-11e0-b767-000ea68e967b (Local ID)3f7afc70-0916-11e0-b767-000ea68e967b (Archive number)3f7afc70-0916-11e0-b767-000ea68e967b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2011; 20101216 (allkin)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Jonvallen, P., Berg, E. & Barry, J. (2011). The development of contract research organisations in Sweden: health care, privatisation and neo-liberalism (ed.). Paper presented at . New technology, work and employment, 26(3), 196-209
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The development of contract research organisations in Sweden: health care, privatisation and neo-liberalism
2011 (English)In: New technology, work and employment, ISSN 0268-1072, E-ISSN 1468-005X, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 196-209Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the role of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) in Swedish health care and pharmaceutical development. Before the recent rise of CROs - which are centrally placed between pharmaceutical companies, public sector health care organisations and test participants in an industry noted for its high financial turnover - recruitment of participants and management of clinical trials were undertaken by academic researchers. Things have changed. In the US, this new state of affairs has been argued to be the outcome of decreasing revenue for physicians and decreasing access to treatment for patients (Fisher 2009). This paper seeks to extend our understanding of the purpose and operation of CROs by reviewing existing literature (cf Mirowski and Van Horn 2005; Fisher 2009), comparing this with data on CROs in Sweden, and placing the study within its neo-liberal context marked as it is by notions of individualism, the politics of choice, self-responsibilisation, and risk. This will enable us explore the changes that CROs have brought to the interrelated practices and processes of risk reduction, prevention and health care in Sweden.

Abstract [en]

This paper examines changes in local working conditions instigated by the development of contract research organisations in pharmaceutical development. These developments are seen as occurring in the context of Sweden’s ‘circumscribed neoliberalization’. It is shown how staff remain ambivalent about theshifts of location and identity that these developments imply.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13541 (URN)10.1111/j.1468-005X.2011.00269.x (DOI)000296362600003 ()2-s2.0-80055105731 (Scopus ID)cc3e5db0-c3c0-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (Local ID)cc3e5db0-c3c0-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (Archive number)cc3e5db0-c3c0-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2011; 20111110 (petjon)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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