Prof Åke Sandberg


Åke Sandberg is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Sociology, and formerly at the National Institute for Working Life and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) at the Departments of Computer Science and Communication, and Industrial Management.

His main areas of interest are work, organisation, management, digitalization, labour processes and employment relations. Key aspects and values are participation, job quality and productivity. Presently he is doing research on work in the digital “platform economy” and on transformations of the “Nordic model”, and he is considering a study of football as work. For more information see Åke Sandberg’s personal homepage.

Recent publications
Often cited publications
  • Enriching production. Perspectives on Volvo’s Uddevalla Plant as an Alternative to Lean Production, edited by Åke Sandberg. Aldershot: Avebury 1996, digital edition with new foreword 2007. May be downloaded here. There is background publication information.
  • Åke Sandberg et al.: Technological Change and Co-Determination in Sweden. Philadelphia: Temple University Press 1992.
  • Åke Sandberg:The Limits to Democratic Planning. Knowledge, power and methods in the struggle for the future. Stockholm: LiberFörlag 1976.

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