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Heimann, S. & Johansson, K. (2024). Gendered work in geoscience: Hard work in a masculine field. Gender, Work and Organization, 31(1), 16-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gendered work in geoscience: Hard work in a masculine field
2024 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 16-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on the meaning-making of women geoscientists in their descriptions of work and career experiences, this article explores the gendering of geoscience by analyzing women's hard work as a theoretical concept. Our findings show that the gendered requirements for women in geoscience involve “doing” various forms of hard work, including making one's work visible, asserting one's physical performance, and building social relations. Thus, hard work is found to be gendered in terms of being a perceived requirement shared by female geoscientists. It is a requirement that entails compensating for not being male in masculine organizations and simultaneously prevents women geoscientists from fully engaging in core geoscience work tasks. Hence, by gendering hard work and theoretically defining hard work as the work of the “other”, the study expands the theoretical understanding of the concept by suggesting that women's hard work is gendered and social rather than productive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2024
Keywords
gender, geoscience, hard work, organization
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-99665 (URN)10.1111/gwao.13052 (DOI)2-s2.0-85166748492 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-03-15 (hanlid);

Full text license: CC BY-NC-ND

Available from: 2023-08-15 Created: 2023-08-15 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
Jackson, J. A., Mathiassen, S. E., Rydström, K. & Johansson, K. (2024). Protocol for an observational study of working conditions and musculoskeletal health in Swedish online retail warehousing from the perspective of sex/gender and place of birth. PLOS ONE, 19(2), Article ID e0297569.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Protocol for an observational study of working conditions and musculoskeletal health in Swedish online retail warehousing from the perspective of sex/gender and place of birth
2024 (English)In: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 19, no 2, article id e0297569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

European and International sustainable development agendas aim to reduce inequalities in working conditions and work-related health, yet disparate occupational health outcomes are evident between both men and women and domestic- and foreign-born workers. In Sweden, major growth in online retail warehousing has increased occupational opportunities for foreign-born workers. The rapid change has left research lagging on working conditions, i.e., employment conditions, facility design, work organisation, physical and psychosocial work environment conditions, and their effects on worker health. Further, no known studies have considered patterns of inequality related to these factors. The overall aim of this study is to describe working conditions and musculoskeletal health in online retail warehousing, determine the extent to which differences exist related to sex/gender and place of birth (as a proxy for race/ethnicity), and examine factors at the organisational and individual levels to understand why any differences exist. Three online retail warehouses, each employing 50–150 operations workers performing receiving, order picking, order packing and dispatching tasks will be recruited. Warehouses will, to the extent possible, differ in their extent of digital technology use. Employment conditions, facility design (including digital tool use), work organisation, physical and psychosocial work environment conditions and worker health will be assessed by survey, interview and technical measurements. Analysis of quantitative data stratified by sex and place of birth will consider the extent to which inequalities exist. Focus group interviews with operations employees and in-depth interviews with managers, union and health and safety representatives will be conducted to assess how employee working conditions and musculoskeletal health are related to inequality regimes of sex/gender and/or race/ethnicity in organisational processes and practices in online retail warehousing. The study is pre-registered with the Open Science Framework. This study will describe working conditions and health in online retail warehouse workers and consider the extent to which patterns of inequality exist based on sex/gender and place of birth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2024
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104383 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0297569 (DOI)38394162 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85185862397 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2019-01051
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-04-22 (signyg);

Full text license: CC BY

Available from: 2024-02-27 Created: 2024-02-27 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Rydström, K., Jackson, J., Johansson, K. & Mathiassen, S. E. (2023). A Systematic Review of Work Organization, Work Environment, and Employment Conditions in Warehousing in Relation to Gender and Race/Ethnicity. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 67(4), 430-447
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Systematic Review of Work Organization, Work Environment, and Employment Conditions in Warehousing in Relation to Gender and Race/Ethnicity
2023 (English)In: Annals of Work Exposures and Health, ISSN 2398-7308, Vol. 67, no 4, p. 430-447Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives

Studies in the goods supply chain in areas outside of warehousing show evidence of gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in working conditions (i.e. in work organization, work environment, and employment conditions). This review aimed to identify, summarize, and discuss research focused on inequality in warehousing and its effects on warehouse working conditions. In the review, racial/ethnic inequality includes inequality related to country of birth and (im)migration status.

Methods

We performed a systematic search in the Scopus and Web of Science databases to identify warehouse studies that addressed working conditions and (in)equality at a workplace level. Screening of records was performed using the Rayyan systematic review tool. Risk of bias was assessed according to established methods and checklists.

Results

Database searches yielded 4910 articles. After title-abstract-keyword and full-text screenings, 21 articles were included. Results showed inequality based on gender and race/ethnicity in both work organization (different tasks were performed by different groups of employees), work environment conditions (physical and psychosocial aspects differed), and employment conditions (disparate employment types and incomes between groups of employees). Health differences, as a possible result of unequal working conditions, were evident between different racial/ethnic groups of employees. A hierarchy that included both gender and race/ethnicity was found, with (im)migrant and racialized women positioned at the bottom.

Conclusions

We found evidence that gender and race/ethnicity influenced work organization, work environment conditions, and employment conditions. Evidence was found for an intersection between gender and race/ethnicity. To improve working conditions, and subsequently occupational health, we encourage researchers to simultaneously consider gender and race/ethnicity factors at work, and to consider both why inequality is present and how it impacts working conditions in future studies of warehousing, particularly in online retailing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
distribution center, fulfillment center, inequality regimes, occupational health, working conditions
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-95453 (URN)10.1093/annweh/wxac098 (DOI)000919276800001 ()36715660 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85160681304 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2019-01051
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-06-30 (joosat);

Licens fulltext: CC BY License

Available from: 2023-01-31 Created: 2023-01-31 Last updated: 2024-04-12Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K., Johansson, M. & Andersson, E. (2023). All talk and no action? Making change and negotiating gender equality in Swedish forestry. Forest Policy and Economics, 154, Article ID 103013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>All talk and no action? Making change and negotiating gender equality in Swedish forestry
2023 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 154, article id 103013Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyses how women professionals make sense of change with regard to gender (in)equality in the Swedish forestry sector. While most participants described an increased focus on gender equality in the sector, perceptions of change varied. Descriptions emphasising progress observe change in the sense that an increased focus on gender equality has meant that explicit sexism is no longer tolerated. Descriptions emphasising stability, however, consider that this focus has not allowed for a transformation of the sectors embedded in masculine structures and cultures. The study thus points to a discrepancy between what organisations ‘do’ and what they ‘say they do’, which sheds light on the various forms of power, conflict and resistance involved in the constitutions of gender equality. To truly promote gender equality in the Swedish forestry sector, researchers and policy-makers must continue to make visible, address and challenge the complex practices and processes involved in organisational transformation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Employment, Men-dominated, Organisation, Women, Work
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-99486 (URN)10.1016/j.forpol.2023.103013 (DOI)001040257800001 ()2-s2.0-85164217105 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-08-11 (hanlid)

Available from: 2023-08-11 Created: 2023-08-11 Last updated: 2024-03-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K., Rydström, K. & Sardiello, T. (2023). Bortom servicefronten. E-handelsarbetets platser och ojämlikhetsmönster: [Beyond the Service Front. Inequality in the Places of Online Retailing]. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 44(1-2), 58-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bortom servicefronten. E-handelsarbetets platser och ojämlikhetsmönster: [Beyond the Service Front. Inequality in the Places of Online Retailing]
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 44, no 1-2, p. 58-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The digitalization of retailing is restructuring consumption as well as retail work. Unlike front-line service work in stores, online retail work is defined by indirect service work at a distance from customers at warehouse sites. The rapid pace of change means that knowledge about online retail workplaces and its employees is still fragmentary. Empirically drawing on Swedish national statistics and an ongoing study of five online retail warehouses, this article explores intersections of online retail warehousing, gender and racialization, and meanings of place therein. National statistics show that online retail employs more men and more foreign-born than retailing in general. While retailing is dominated by small workplaces, online retail warehouses are either small or large and the proportion of women and Swedish-born is lower at the larger warehouses than the small ones. Occupational data show that the proportion of women and foreign-born people is significantly lower among online retail managers than among warehouse workers. Further nuances are provided by the qualitative insights from the five studied warehouses. Almost only women worked in the two smaller warehouses, which was explained by references to the nature of the work. At the larger, more gender-balanced warehouses, examples of segregation between employees of the same category were found, as was the importance of place for hierarchies between workers and managers. More so, the study makes evident that place matters also for the boundary making around and between online retail workplaces, especially in relation to racialization processes. While inequality, place and work in retail stores are about conditional access to employment, in online retail warehouses the matter seems to be more about how certain bodies’ lack of mobility and opportunities in the labor market at large left them “stuck” in online retailing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ämnesföreningen för genusvetenskap (ÄG), 2023
Keywords
Gender, organization, spatiality, place, warehouse, genus, organisation, plats, rumslighet, lagerarbete
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-105032 (URN)10.55870/tgv.v44i1-2.13960 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2024;Nivå 1;2024-06-27 (joosat);

Full text: CC BY License;

This article has previously appeared as a manuscript in a thesis.

Available from: 2024-04-12 Created: 2024-04-12 Last updated: 2024-06-27Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M. & Johansson, K. (2023). Gender, construction work, and organisation (1ed.). In: Edmundo Werna; George Ofori (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Labour in Construction and Human Settlements: The Built Environment at Work: (pp. 192-206). Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, construction work, and organisation
2023 (English)In: Routledge Handbook on Labour in Construction and Human Settlements: The Built Environment at Work / [ed] Edmundo Werna; George Ofori, Taylor & Francis, 2023, 1, p. 192-206Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Gender Studies Business Administration
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103634 (URN)10.1201/9781003262671-11 (DOI)2-s2.0-85180838690 (Scopus ID)978-1-032-20186-3 (ISBN)978-1-003-26267-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-12 Created: 2024-01-12 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Heimann, S., Johansson, K. & Tosser Franklin, W. (2023). Gender in industrial mine work and organizations. A review of an expanding research field. The Extractive Industries and Society, 16, Article ID 101371.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender in industrial mine work and organizations. A review of an expanding research field
2023 (English)In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 16, article id 101371Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reviews the expanding research field of gender in industrial mine work and organizations. The findings show that the literature provides nuanced insights into the prevalence of men and masculinities in industrial mine work as related to masculine mining ideals and patriarchal family structures, gendered practices and processes within mining organizations, the strategies of marginalized identities, and counterproductive attempts to increase equality and diversity in mining. Signs of potential change were also identified in the form of empowered women in mining and alternative mining masculinities. Articles focused on women and mining in specific organizations and national contexts dominate the field, with a more heterogeneous array of articles that empirically and theoretically expand on the earlier literature. Few studies elaborate on intersectionality, various forms of masculinity and the doing of gender within various professions and occupations in mining organizations. Future research should expand the theoretical framework of gender in mining organizations and broaden its empirical base through comparative approaches, quantitative and mixed methodologies, and a renewed focus on the dominant group in mining organizations, i.e., men.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Gender, Masculinity, Mining, Review, Women
National Category
Gender Studies Work Sciences
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-102436 (URN)10.1016/j.exis.2023.101371 (DOI)001108997800001 ()2-s2.0-85175640745 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2021–04649Luleå University of Technology, The SUN seed-funding program
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-11-14 (sofila);

Full text license: CC BY

Available from: 2023-11-13 Created: 2023-11-13 Last updated: 2024-03-07Bibliographically approved
Rydström, K., Johansson, K. & Sardiello, T. (2023). Inequality in the warehouse? A mixed-methods study of working conditions in Swedish online retailing. In: : . Paper presented at 1st Malmö Work Science Meeting, September 29, 2023, Malmö, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inequality in the warehouse? A mixed-methods study of working conditions in Swedish online retailing
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-101596 (URN)
Conference
1st Malmö Work Science Meeting, September 29, 2023, Malmö, Sweden
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2024-03-27Bibliographically approved
Rydström, K., Johansson, K., Sardiello, T., Mathiassen, S. E., Jackson, J., Zetterberg, C. & Engqvist, M. (2023). Ojämlikhet på e-handelns lager?: Några kvalitativa resultat från ett pågående tvärvetenskapligt forskningsprojekt . In: Program och abstrakt FALF 2023: Arbetets gränser. Paper presented at FALF 2023, Forum för arbetslivsforskning, Juni 14–16, 2023 Helsingborg, Sweden (pp. 80-81).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ojämlikhet på e-handelns lager?: Några kvalitativa resultat från ett pågående tvärvetenskapligt forskningsprojekt 
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2023 (Swedish)In: Program och abstrakt FALF 2023: Arbetets gränser, 2023, p. 80-81Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

För snart 20 år sedan publicerades artikeln ’Inequality in the Toy Store’ (Williams 2004) med resultat från en studie i detaljhandelns butiker. Williams (2004) konstaterade att arbetsplatsernas hierarkier var könade och rasifierade, med synliga (o)jämlikhetsmönster organiseringen av arbete och arbetare (jfr Van Oort, 2019). Sedan dess har handelsarbetets gränser förskjutits – det direkta servicearbete som görs av handelsanställda i butik har kompletterats med indirekt servicearbete utfört av e-handelsanställda på lager. Studier i lagermiljö har visar på en könad och rasifierad ojämlikhet mellan anställda, både vad gäller anställningsvillkor, arbetsmiljö och vilken typ av arbetsuppgifter anställda tilldelas (Rydström m.fl., 2023). I en svensk kontext har Handelsanställdas förbund belyst att repetitiva och monotona arbetsmoment och stor personalomsättning påverkar e-handelsanställdas hälsa negativt, och kvinnor rapporterar en generellt sämre hälsa än män (Rosenström 2016). 

Presentationen bygger på en tvärvetenskaplig studie (2020–2023) om (o)jämlikhet, arbetsvillkor och arbetsmiljö i e-handeln. Under hösten 2022 undersöktes tre e-handelslager genom tekniska mätningar av arbetsbelastningen, enkätstudier och fokusgruppsintervjuer med anställda, enskilda intervjuer med chefer och fackliga representanter samt arbetsplatsbesök och observationer. Presentationen fokuserar primärt på materialet från de kvalitativa delarna av studien, vilket kodats och analyserats med hjälp av Acker’s (2006) teori om ojämlikhetsregimer. 

Preliminära resultat visar på både likheter och skillnader mellan de tre e-handelslagrens (o)jämlikhetsmönster och anställdas upplevelser av sin arbetssituation. E-handelslagren skiljer sig åt i storlek och typen av varor som hanteras, med olika nivåer av automation i plock- och packarbetet. Gemensamt är att ojämlikhetsregimer – det vill säga, könade och rasifierade hierarkiska klassrelationer (Acker 2006) – återfinns på e-handelsföretagen och reproducerar ojämlika arbetsvillkor för kvinnor och män, svenskfödda och utrikesfödda som arbetar på lagergolvet. 

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-98563 (URN)
Conference
FALF 2023, Forum för arbetslivsforskning, Juni 14–16, 2023 Helsingborg, Sweden
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2023-06-19 Created: 2023-06-19 Last updated: 2024-03-27Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Johansson, K., Jonasson Tolv, J., From, M. & Kaluza, J. (2022). Coronastöd till företag: Integration i silos ett hinder för grön omställning och jämställdhet. In: Book of abstracts FALF 2022: Framtidens arbete-arbetets framtid: . Paper presented at Forum för arbetslivsforskning (FALF), Kiruna, Sweden, June 13–15, 2022 (pp. 54-56). Luleå University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coronastöd till företag: Integration i silos ett hinder för grön omställning och jämställdhet
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2022 (Swedish)In: Book of abstracts FALF 2022: Framtidens arbete-arbetets framtid, Luleå University of Technology, 2022, p. 54-56Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå University of Technology, 2022
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-94382 (URN)
Conference
Forum för arbetslivsforskning (FALF), Kiruna, Sweden, June 13–15, 2022
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2023-01-13Bibliographically approved
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